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Review for Manchester Youth Development Center Inc, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I serve as Board Chairperson because of what Manchester Youth Development Center (MYDC) has given me and my family.

As a single parent, I was determined to provide my child with the best programs and opportunities available. The Training Wheels preschool program was recommended and it provided an excellent nurturing and learning environment for my youngster. As she moved into school age, I reviewed all the possibilities. I was reluctant to have my 6 year old at bus stops or moving across town daily so I decided to enroll her in the Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS) which shares space with MYDC. This meant that at the end of the school day, my daughter remained in the same building and attended MYDC afterschool program where she received homework & academic support that was coordinated with her school work. She remained enrolled until her 8th grade graduation and I have nothing but good to report as a result of our experience.

I am always interested to talk about the nurturing, respectful environment, the love and support received and the life long friends that we both made over the years. However one fact that I hope will speak volumes is that my child always scored over the 90th percentile as compared to kids nationally, as she progressed from Kindergarten to 8th grade and I attribute much of her success to MYDC and MACS.

I appreciate the chance to share our story. Thank you for taking the time to hear me and feel free to contact me for more information.


Nancy Schaefer

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the education my child received and I've also witnessed the results in my community as many neighbors also participate and belong.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make changes to the program. I would and do attempt to let others know about the value of the organization and the program so that they have the same opportunity for success.

Role:  Board Member & program manager for non profit.