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The Misunderstood Youth Development Center, Corporation (MYDC) is a youth prevention non-profit organization founded in 2005 by Terryl Ebony De Mendonca.

Vision Statement
The Misunderstood Youth Development Center’s (MYDC) vision is to empower youth in communities throughout New York and neighboring states giving them the necessary tools to learn positive self-expression amongst their peers, families, and society while gaining independence and leadership qualities through positive decision-making.

Mission Statement
MYDC’s mission is to create various peer-oriented programs that will allow self-expression while Helping to Understand, Develop and Stimulate the Minds of our Youth.

Core Purpose:
MYDC’s core purpose is to open up the lines of communication for youth, helping them acquire a better understanding of life and people, therefore, being able to cope with the various trials and tribulations life often throws our way, positively and productively.

Population:
MYDC serves youth ages 5-24, broken down into 4 sections of pre-adolescence (5-10), adolescence (11-13), teenagers (14-18) and young adults (19-24).