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About PDY&F

Positive Directions for Youth & Families, Inc. (PDYF) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) public charity that has been in existence since 1992. Our mission is to embrace, empower, and equip.

Our organization provides community members with skills, information,and the proper resources to carry out their family responsibilities and achieve success in every area of life.

Our goal is to:

  • generate jobs for community residents through workforce development programs and relationships with community partners.
  • Alleviate hunger and homelessness through a variety of programming including an emergency food pantry, resource center, and community garden.
  • Providing educational opportunities for both youth and adults including free GED and SAT/ACT preparatory programs.

Families Fed


Total Served in 2016




Average Families Served Per Month

Our Programs

Want to know about some of our programs and services? Take a look at what we’ve been up to.


  • The teachers are amazing and the program is convenient. If I had to do it again, I would do it the exact same way. I appreciate the PDY&F staff and teachers. They helped lead me to a brighter future.

    Netoya Mack, 2016 Ged Graduate
  • The sky is the limit now. I plan to continue to work toward exploring all of my God-given potentials.

    Marquaveous Caulder, 2016 GED Graduate

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