After School

Teen Action


Teen ACTION (Achieving Change Together In Our Neighborhoods), DYCD’s Service Learning program, offers participants the chance to engage in structured learning, service projects, and reflection. Participants, who are in grades 6th through 12th grade, are provided an opportunity to develop life skills while making a meaningful contribution to their community.  As of September 2015, DYCD is administering 50 Teen ACTION programs throughout the City.

Teen ACTION goals are to foster engagement in school and the community while promoting responsible behaviors. In particular, Teen ACTION programs seek to:

  • Cultivate an ethic of service.
  • Develop life skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Promote commitment to academic achievement.

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