The 78415 CYD Program is a FREE service for youth, and/or family members of eligible youth, who live or attend school in the 78415 ZIP code. It is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services which was created in 1995 by the 74th Legislature to assist with crime prevention. The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department serves as the Fiscal Agent for the grant in the 78415 ZIP code. It was established to provide communities with prevention programs for youth ages 6-17 with an emphasis on ages 10-17.
The program enhances the positive development of youth, paying special attention to empowering youth by teaching them leadership skills, providing academic support, athletic recreation, and mentoring.
The services of this program are free and participation is voluntary and not based on age or income.
Service Providers are subcontracted to support, teach, train, and empower our youth and families living in the 78415 community. Their aim is to provide services to the youth to make them productive, successful citizens. It is important that we meet the needs of our youth and families today in order to have a safe and productive community in the future.
Please call if you are interested in knowing more about the 78415 CYD program or to apply for future funding.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The 78415 Community Youth Development Program (CYD) of the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is seeking applications to develop and implement local CYD programs in the 78415 ZIP code. CYD supports youth by fostering safe spaces, positive relationships, and structured opportunities to build developmental assets and skills. This support leads to strengthened connection, engagement, and contribution to their community. The CYD Program has adopted a Positive Youth Development approach for CYD to meet the goal of assisting communities in alleviating conditions in the family and community that lead to juvenile crime.
You can access the Request for Proposal (RFP) here.
Application Due Date: November 30, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. Central Time.
CONTACT & MORE INFORMATION
Sandra Alvarez, CYD Program Manager
Phone: (361) 826-4028
Service Providers for FY2020
Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Bend: This organization offers After-School and/or Summer Programs for youth ages 6-17. Youth will receive a voucher for services with the Club in which they can utilize it for recreation, After-School services, or the Summer Program. Each day at the Club, youth may be offered a variety of activities ranging from leadership skills, homework tutoring, computer activities, reading activities, and/or Sports Recreation programs. For more information, call (361) 853-2505, visit https://www.bgccb.org/, or connect on Facebook.
Communities in Schools: This organization offers services to youth at South Park Middle School, Tom Brown Middle School, Gloria Hicks Elementary, and Travis Elementary. Services are offered during, after-school, and/or during summer and range from teaching leadership skills and life skills to recreation. They can also offer supportive/guidance counseling and academic enhancement through structured and supervised activities. Youth members of the CYD Youth Advisory Committee meet monthly at Carroll High School and Moody High School as part of Communities in School. The committee members participate in monthly service-learning projects. For more information, call (361) 696-4030, visit https://www.ciscoastalbend.org/, or connect on Facebook.
YWCA of Corpus Christi: This organization offers programs, such as YW-Teens and YW-Teen Leadership Camp, designed for females in 5th and 6th grades in 78415 CYD qualifying schools. Programs are designed to not only be fun and provide positive experiences but to also allow participants to be challenged, learn new skills, and grow. At school sites, participants learn life skills through the evidence-based curriculum. The YWCA facilities also hold recreational activities and camps for their participants. For more information, call (361) 857-5661, visit http://ymca-cc.org/, or connect on Facebook.
Youth Odyssey: This organization offers an Adventure Challenge Program for youth ages 10-17 that promotes the development of social skills and enhances self-confidence through outdoor activities including team-building activities, ropes courses, kayaking, rock climbing, and camping. Teens learn basic life skills that promote leadership and workforce readiness. For more information or schedule, call (361) 946-6016, visit https://youthodyssey.com/, or connect on Facebook.