a work of heart

Fortress YDC is, at its heart, a ministry.

Those who donate their time and resources to maintaining and growing the programs here tend to be servant-hearted and community-minded. While we're not strictly affiliated with any one denomination, we are a faith-based organization whose primary goal is to instill in the kids we reach the belief that they are children of God with the ability to achieve their dreams. Our main objectives are to provide academic and social training that will help them achieve those dreams.

Whether it's through math tutoring or a rowdy game of Sorry, time in the literacy lab or time on the basketball court - our staff, volunteers and mentors use every opportunity to help ignite powerful change in the lives of urban youth. And those youth tug at our hearts and shower us with blessings too innumerable to list here.

These are our stories.