About SCEP

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Giving Youth A Chance   Summer Cultural Enrichment Program (SCEP): SCEP is an entirely youth-led program that serves more than 200 students, ages 5 to 12.. The theme is “all around the world,” giving students the opportunity to explore cultural traditions from six continents. SCEP features daily academic and enrichment classes in computers, dance, art, […]

Javarte Bobino

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I, Javarte Bobino am 20 years old. I attend Xavier University of Louisiana. I am majoring in Public Relation & Marketing. I attended Oakland High School where I played football for three years. I am also an alumna of the Mills College Upward Bound program. I came to the East Oakland Youth Development Center in […]

EOYDC: A Beacon For Oakland Youth

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More Than Basketball and Chocolate Milk by Marcus W. Thompson II Photography by: Mitch Tobias      A sudden-yet-familiar terror overtook Regina Jackson, executive director of the East Oakland Youth Development Center. The moment she heard the news—that Tyrrell Blackshire had been shot—she immediately began jumping and crying, her screams echoing throughout the center. Blackshire, then […]

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