WTYDF is a non-profit, youth-serving organization that uses academic experiences, non-violence education, and soccer to assist in the development of at-risk youth.
The program works by providing access to after-school academic enrichment programs, non-violence resources, and a year-round soccer program called
Chester City United (CCU).
The goal of the organization is to introduce children with the resources needed to rise above the conventional path of their peers. Currently, WTYDF serves more than 300 children between the ages of 3-15 years old in Chester, Pennsylvania. Aside from being the only youth soccer organization in Chester, the children in the program are given access to resources such as tutoring programs, family activities and events, camps, scholarships, and personal mentors.
The programs have continued to successfully impact the lives of youth in Chester; however, WTYDF is looking to achieve much more.
The organization recently laid the groundwork to begin a project that will combine a formalized soccer program with an education program at an accredited facility that will be built in the heart of Chester. It will be among the first program of this type in the entire country.