Youth Development Program

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Carver is the largest provider of after-school programs for middle and high school students in Norwalk. Carver’s college-prep Youth Development Program (YDP) is conducted at the Carver Community Center, in Norwalk’s four middle and two comprehensive high schools, and in Side by Side Charter School. Programming led by certified teachers within each participating school compliments the school day curriculum with project-based and personalized learning. YDP provides academic, Literacy, Math, Technology, Engineering, Science, enrichment, recreation and wellness programming through structured activities that prove year after year to achieve significant results. Carver offers student families literacy and related educational opportunities and support. YDP provides students (a minimum of 4 days per week, 2.5 hours per day, not including field trips, college tours, career fairs, etc.) with a variety of learning opportunities that compliment and enrich, but do not duplicate, school-day instruction, utilizing the Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI) three-tier learning framework.