Youth Education Development Academy
Empowering our Youth to Thrive
YEDA offers youth development and enrichment programs throughout the Chicago South Suburbs, to empower our youth to reach their full potential.
We do this through our variety of programs such as tutoring, financial literacy, mentorship, skills training, athletics, arts, and more.
In partnership with parents, we aim to develop our youth into leaders, prepared to tackle any challenge.
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.
"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