21 Apr East Oakland Youth Development Center Gets $100,000 Donation From Amazon
OAKLAND (KPIX) — For programs like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, every dollar counts so a $100,000 donation from Amazon was a cause to celebrate Thursday.
EOYDC was one of three local groups chosen for six-figure cash infusions because of their commitment to providing safe and supportive spaces for students after school.
Danika Hunt, who coordinates EOYDC’s afterschool leadership program, said the groups provide much-needed mentoring.
“We have so many like awesome people to look up to that look like our kids that look like us,” Hunt said. “I think that is so important to see somebody that you could be.”
EOYDC helps students work on their academics outside of the classroom, giving them attention to any gaps they may face in their grade level.
It also offers activities that develop important social skills. Children in Kindergarten all the way up to young adults benefit from the services at the center.