The Misunderstood Youth Development Center (MYDC) is a 501(c)3 youth non-profit organization founded in 2005 in the State of New York by Terryl Ebony De Mendonca. MYDC is a prevention/intervention service center for youth ages 8-24.
MYDC is recognized for its unique program model that weds direct services and policy advocacy to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. Unlike other service organizations, which focus mainly on prevention and activities, MYDC distinguishes itself by focusing on prevention and intervention. This encourages social development behavior modification and consequential thinking techniques.
These techniques allow the youth to use their imagination to create a better foundation for their future. The strength of our intervention is the depth of the engagement we have with each youth.
MYDC’s intentions for all of its programs is to further its charitable purpose of helping to understand, develop, and stimulate the minds of our youth. MYDC’s staff and volunteers devote 100% of their human resources to planning and supporting its programs.
World Liberty TV’s staff was on hand at the MYDC Save Our Youth Benefit Night, where youths, organizers, and politicians were honored for their contribution to the Misunderstood Youth Development Center (MYDC).