Yunnan Youth Development Center
School-age youth make up a significant proportion of the large migrant population in Kunming, China. These young people often have few educational opportunities or positive social outlets. Yunnan Youth Development Center (YYDC) was founded in 2005 by four outdoor enthusiasts who wanted to provide young people with a space for growth and development outside the typically highly regimented atmosphere of most Chinese classrooms. YYDC programs emphasize experiential learning and the development of life and social skills.
EMpower’s second grant to Yunnan Youth Development Center supports two programs: a migrant youth drop-in center as well as a reproductive health education program for youth age 10-20 in Kunming.