Based in East Nashville, the Urban Services Youth Development Center (USYDC) serves minority and other underserved middle school and high school student across Davidson County.
USYDC programs are designed to address the needs of each community we serve. Those needs include:
- College and career preparation
- Improving literacy
- One-on-one mentorship
- Behavioral coaching
- Abstinence education and risk prevention
- A sense of belonging with other students
- Opportunities to build character
Free to families
The USYDC is funded completely by grants and the generosity of donors. This approach removes the potential financial barriers our students face to receiving the support they need.
Working with community partners
Students in our programs are referred to us by caring adults in their communities. Our partners include:
- School administrators
- Housing officials
- Public officials
These partners help us provide the type of support that serves these students' specific needs.
- 1021 East Russell Street
- Nashville, TN 37206
USYDC Main Office
- Christ Church YMCA
- 15354 Old Hickory Blvd.
- Nashville, TN 37211
Latino Achievers Main Office
- Henry Smith, executive director, ext. 71110
- Darrius Brooks, program director, ext. 72324
- Katerine Hernadez, program director, 615-743-6206
- Cassanora Lampley, program director, ext. 72323