Youth Development

Youth Self Development Inc

  • Paterson, NJ

Mission Statement

Youth Self Development's Mission is to enable Paterson young men and women to prepare themselves to pursue a college or technical school education and to inspire them to work toward revitalizing Paterson politically, educationally and economically.

Main Programs

  1. Youth Self Development

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Service Areas

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New Jersey

Paterson, New Jersey once known as the “The Silk City of America”
has seen a large influx of African-Americans, Latinos, Middle Eastern, and
Asians.

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Maxine Sims

Keywords

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Tutoring, Scholarships, Guidance

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Also Known As

YSD

EIN

22-2900158

 Number

0088814512

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Youth Self Development

The Youth Self Development,Inc. (YSD) provides SAT preparation mentoring and career guidance services to qualified high school students in Paterson, New Jersey. We also provide financial aid of $1,000.00 a year once they enroll in college or technical school and keep satisfactory grades.

One day each week YSD provides tutors for Math and English at each of the two high schools after regular classes to help students prepare for state proficiency tests, Scholastic Achievement Tests (SAT’s) and college level studies. The tutors are all volunteers who have appropriate experience and education.

 

Up to $1000 per year in scholarship funds are given to each student who completes the YSD program and is enrolled full time in college or technical school. The money is for textbooks, school supplies and incidentals, a type of aid not typically available. A pro-rated payment is made for students attending only part-time. The annual stipends are set and approved each year by the Board of Trustees and depends of course on income. Satisfactory grades of 'C' or better must be maintained for aid to continue.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$35,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

Paterson, New Jersey once known as the “The Silk City of America”
has seen a large influx of African-Americans, Latinos, Middle Eastern, and
Asians.

Funding Needs

Each student admitted to the program as a sophomore is a potential candidate for all our benefits including as much as $500 per semester when in college and maintaining satisfactory grades. The amount of financial aid is determined each year by the Board of Trustees and depends upon available funds. We budget for maximum aid of $1000 per year per student in college.

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Maxine Sims

BIO

Maxine Sims joined the Board of Trustees of YSD after a career of 45 years in the nursing profession. She graduated from Felician College, became an R/N and critical care nurse and was awarded a Nurse of Excellence Citation in 1997. Prior to retiring she was Employee Health Coordinator at Bergen Pines Hospital in Paramus, NJ. Very active in her church, Maxine has served as Elder and Superintendent of the Church School.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Maxine Sims

United Presbyterian Church of Paterson, New Jersey

Term: Sept 2008 - Aug 2009

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