Youth Development Program

Thank you for your interest in the NAACP's Youth Development Program (YDP).

The Youth Development Program (YDP) is a joint initiative between NAACP Snohomish County Branch and Everett Community College's Diversity and Equity Center. It is designed to meet the specific needs of students of African Descent.

The Youth Development Program is staffed by volunteers. A cross-section of community volunteers, parents, educators, entrepreneurs, skilled trades, military personnel, and other seasoned professionals, donate their time and talents to ensure the success of YDP participants.

YDP creates a safe environment that inspires creative thinking, instills self-confidence, develops life skills, and builds community. The curriculum explores post–secondary education pathways, provides students with knowledge, skills, and tools for transitioning from the classroom to their future.

Community and parental involvement. Personalized educational advising, mentoring, and hands-on coaching on the achievement of personal, educational, and professional goals. Volunteers offer a comprehensive support system during and after participation in the program.

Youth can look forward to building personal and professional skills in:

  • Community Building

  • Personal/Identity Development

  • Financial Literacy

  • College Readiness/Career Readiness

  • Critical Thinking

  • Goal Setting

  • Self-Determination and Efficacy

  • Self-Reflection

  • Internships

  • and more...

If you have any questions please contact

Bronson Edwards
Program Manager, YDP
(425) 270-1111