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Experience YDC

Placing Cattaraugus County youth on the Path to Success

The Youth Development Coalition of WNY (YDC) is located in Cattaragus County, NY and serves all youth ages 8-25.  We are strong believers in the ability of ALL youth to succeed. Our programming and activities are designed to help at risk youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential. We are proud of all our children, and love watching them grow into bright-minded and confident individuals. See how we’re involved in making a difference in the lives of Cattaraugus County children.

YDC is a recognized 501c3 nonprofit.  


FREE Curriculum  for youth ages 8-25 available!

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  -Print off the activity.

· -Watch the 2-4 minute video with the youth you work with.

· -Do the 10-30 minute activity.

It can be hard to have those conversations but we need to do it! 
Here are some tips to get you started.


Who We Are

YDC is made up of differrent youth serving agencies throughout Cattaragus County including:

Connecting Communities in Action

(Cattaraugus Community Action)


Cattaraugus County Health Department


Rural Revitalization Corporation



Council on Addiction Recovery and Educational Services, Inc.


Cornell Cooperative Extension

Housing Options

Made Easy




Allegany Recreation Center

Berkshire Farm

Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau  

Tobacco Free CCA

We are committed to Enriching to fulfilling the need for youth educational activities to help Cattaraugus County Youth become happy, healthy, productive members of society as they move towards adulthood.

Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come. At YDC, we are here to give them the tools they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We have a number of educational programs and leadership initiatives that help nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives. Donate today, and see how you can make an impact!


Youth Workshops

YDC empowers youth in rural Cattaraugus County to reach their fullest potential through a wide range of services. We care about our children, and provide them with a number of enrichment programs to help shape their identity. Our Youth Workshops provides our youth the chance to get involved in the community and meet new and exciting faces from all walks of life. Come experience it for yourself today!


Building Skills to Last a Lifetime

YDC provides fun and educational opportunities for youth of all ages.

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