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Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation

  • Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation
  • 4809 Cole Ave.
    Suite 375
  • Dallas, TX 75205
  • 214-443-7985
  • 2007
  • Janet Morrison
  • 214-498-6097

Program Description

Mission

The greatest gift we can give a child is the gift of an education. The greatest hope for ending poverty is through education. With these two beliefs, the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation was created to provide educational and enrichment opportunities for the 7500 low income children living in Vickery. The mission of Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation (VMYDF) is to provide resources and opportunities for children and youth in the Vickery neighborhood allowing them to achieve their full potential. Vickery Meadow is a highly diverse, low income neighborhood in the northeast section of Dallas. The neighborhood is framed by Northwest Highway on the south, Royal Lane on the north, Central Expressway on the west and Abrams on the east. More than 35,000 people live in Vickery Meadow apartments and more than 40 different languages are spoken.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Leadership development
  • Parent/family services

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 30%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 60%
  • African American: 8%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 80
  • Middle School: 60
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (75)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%