Create Your Dreams, or CYD, is an after school program that provides long-term youth development, and is dedicated to helping students in underserved communities of Atlanta's Westside neighborhoods.
That means resources, opportunities and — perhaps most importantly — relationships that help these young Atlantans grow and succeed. This Friday, the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Kim Dennis is the executive director of Create Your Dreams. She joined On Second Thought to describe the program and its approach of "extreme mentoring" for its students. Tykeria Tisinger, a graduate of the CYD program, also joined the conversation to elaborate on how Create Your Dreams impacted her own life.
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