About Us

For more than 23 years, Growth and Development Services, Inc. (GDS) has helped inner-city youth in Upper Manhattan beat the odds and create bright, self-sufficient futures. Through our quality after-school and summer programs, counseling services, training programs for aspiring mental health and youth workers, and community advocacy, we’ve leveled the playing field for more than a thousand underserved young people, providing them with the skills, support, confidence, and motivation they need to succeed in school, in their communities, and in the workforce.

Growth and Development Services Inc. 

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