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Offering youth development and enrichment programs throughout the Chicago South Suburbs, to empower our youth to reach their full potential.


Empowering our Youth to Thrive

At Youth Education Development Academy (YEDA), we are dedicated to empowering our youth through a wide range of programs and events. From Basketball Skills Training and Jump Starz Double Dutch to Soccer Training, Tutoring, and Financial Literacy, we offer a comprehensive selection of activities designed to cater to the diverse interests and talents of our young learners. We also provide opportunities to participate in our Travel Basketball Team, Youth Soccer League, and Basketball Developmental League.

What sets YEDA apart is our unwavering focus on mentorship and our close partnership with parents. We believe that by working closely together, we can create an environment where our youth can truly thrive. Our dedicated mentors and coaches guide and inspire our students, helping them set and achieve their goals while instilling essential values and life skills along the way.

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About YEDA

Here at YEDA, our mission is to motivate today’s youth to value education, care for their health, and handle life’s challenges with a constructive attitude by engaging them in a variety of activities and programs aimed at providing them the tools they need to thrive in the 21st century. 

We strive to support parents, guardians, schools, and communities with programs and mentoring that help improve each child's emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, physical health and interpersonal skills.


We strive to impart our youth with the skills they need to be successful in any academic or physical path they choose.

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"I'm truly grateful for YEDA. Their passion for working with my son has completely transformed the way he interacts with others and improved his grades at school. Thank you!"   

- Latrice J. 8/9/22

"YEDA is just what this community needs. An organization that gives back authentically and with real life skills that can help our children succeed. I'm impressed."  

- Gary D. 11/16/22

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