Cedric A. Towner founded the Indiana Young Adult and Youth Development Project (IYAYDP) in 2015 as a vehicle for empowering and caring for youth throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Today, IYAYDP provides mentoring, counseling, and housing to youth involved with the Indiana Department of Child Services and the Marion County Juvenile Court.
Combining the very best in evidence-based mentoring with sophisticated approaches to independent group home living environments, IYAYDP will service youth searching for a stable, intelligent, and loving community in which to call home – whether that home is for a few days or a few years.
Climbing the Wall of Success
Persistence and Resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. Gever Tulley
IYAYDP offers transitional housing for eligible young adults, who are enrolled in one other IYAYDP program and are in good standing. Interested participants should contact their Coach.
Job Readiness Program
In the job readiness programs, youth will work with Education & Occupation Coaches, to get the necessary tools and support while in high school. Such as:
- Life Coaching/Mentors
- G.E.D. Programs