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historyThe Youth Development Commission (YDC), formerly known as the Youth Sports and Recreation Commission, was established and incorporated in March 1995 as an initiative of the Skillman Foundation. The mission of services was to strengthen the quantity and quality of youth sports and recreational programs and facilities. The initial concept for YDC was derived from a two year study, “Re-Creating Recreation in the Cities of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park, Michigan”, conducted by Michigan State University.

 Since 2005, YDC has shifted its focus to include direct services to youth with a focus toward College and Career Readiness.

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