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Pennsylvania 15233

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MYDC's after school program offers a research-based curriculum in math and reading, complemented by physical activities and enrichment programming to children from the surrounding communities. The mission of MYDC's after school program is to: improve academic performance and facilitate graduation, provide individualized instruction designed to promote learning progress, provide a safe place for children to gather and learn, and extend the school day.
The education component offers homework help and individual and small group tutoring. The focus of the enrichment component is to increase voluntary participation in  after school clubs and activities including: robotics, dance, etiquette, etc. building self-confidence, self-discipline, and goal setting as well as identifying unknown talents and passions. The alternative activities component offers recreational activities, decreasing the amount of unstructured and unmonitored time by increasing supervised, youth-centered activities. 

Manchester Youth Development Center is committed to nurturing the development of children by meeting their academic, social, and emotional needs within a constructive, wholesome, and safe learning environment which places value on making positive choices as a foundation for building a productive life.
Manchester Youth Development Center (MYDC) assists each child to realize his or her potential in an atmosphere that considers individual needs. Its sole purpose is to assist parents and caregivers with total development of their children. Since 1968, MYDC has developed into a 3-tiered program:

Training Wheels - a private, multi-cultural nursery school.

After School Program - a researched-based curriculum in math, reading, and science in addition to complementary recreational activities, social development-focused activities, and wellness activities.

Summer Program - a six-week, research-based curriculum in math, reading, and science, as well as recreational activities meeting the needs of the whole child.

The Center is a place where children grow, learn, and explore in a safe and nurturing environment. With this support, young people can develop self-assurance in the four areas that are key to creating a happy, healthy, and successful life: sense of competence, sense of usefulness, sense of belonging, and sense of power. Simultaneously, MYDC has become a vehicle for parents to dialogue with teachers and other parents about relevant aspects of their children’s total development. 



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I have been a volunteer on the MYDC Development Committee close to two years and it has been a very rewarding experience for me. Every child deserves opportunities to grow and learn outside of the regular school day and MYDC provides nurturing programs for a growing number of children on the North ... more »
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I have only been employed at the Manchester Youth Development Center for the past two years. First, let me say that I had not heard about MYDC before being hired here. The leadership of Executive Director Mrs. Cheryl A. Walker has grown this organization to higher levels of opportunities for the ... more »
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While I have only been a Board Member for a short time I was aware of the incredible work of MYDC for years before through my father who was a very proud support of the organization for many years. MYDC is a shining example of the kind of local organization that is making a life-changing difference... more »
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