Academic Achievement | Career Readiness | Independent Living Skills | Community Service
YDLS promotes college and career readiness for all participants. We also encourage peer engagement and community involvement with monthly community service initiatives.
Studies show that generational poverty cycles directly contribute to poor academic performance, low achievement, and potential involvement with law enforcement. Studies also indicate many youth in this demographic will have at least one encounter with law enforcement prior to their 18th birthday.
In Georgia, the Department of Juvenile Justice has served over 34,000 youth between 2011 and 2013. The highest numbers were found in urban regions covering Metro Atlanta of which over 10,000weregirls processed through the DJJ system.
TUF Project created the Youth Development & Life Skills (YDLS) Program to inspire growth & change in. We encourage, empower, and equip teen girls with the tools to grow through their challenges. We understand these girls are a special kind of tough and "TUF Girls need real solutions!"
Target Population: Girls (ages 12-17)
Participants: Individual or group
Program Setting: school & community
Improve educational performance
promote community involvement
and build self-awareness & independence
The YDLS Program promotes college and career readiness for all participants. We also encourage peer engagement and community involvement with monthly community service initiatives. Our program targets core competencies in the following areas: