Create Your Dreams

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Potential is Universal. Opportunity is Not.

CYD is unique — our approach is long-term, multi-tiered, and personal. We make a fourteen-year promise to families. Students join CYD in the second grade in groups of 10-12 students and remain part of that same group until they graduate high school and begin college. 

We are proud of our success: 100% of students who completed CYD graduated high school. This graduation rate far exceeds local, statewide and national rates. We are also proud of our students who have continued to excel:

  • 96% of graduates began a post-secondary degree
  • 88% are enrolled or have earned their post-secondary degree
  • 40% of alums who earned their bachelor’s degree, earned their master’s degree!

Each CYD program contributes to the development of the whole child, giving them support and encouragement. We strive to:

  • Create strong long-term relationships with and among our students,
  • Provide a safe, loving environment for all of our students,
  • Encourage self-confidence and leadership to help our students set goals and make smart, healthy decisions,
  • Help students build essential skills necessary to excel in academics,
  • Enrich the lives of our students by helping them explore their interests,
  • Provide a variety of opportunities and resources,
  • Prepare our students for a productive, adult life by teaching them about careers and professionalism, and
  • Teach the importance of service to others and giving back to the community.

CYD has five core programs students attend year-round, six days a week, along with two funds that together provide the vital wraparound services students living below the poverty line need to succeed and achieve their goal of a brighter future. All CYD programming is free of charge to students, and all activities include meals and transportation.

Logic Model

To view a pdf version of the logic model, please click here.


CYD is located inside the King Plow Arts Center. There are several parking lots, the closest to our studio is entrance 3. There is a gate code, please contact us for it prior to visiting since it can change.

Create Your Dreams

981 Joseph E Lowery Blvd, NW  

Suite 110

Atlanta, GA 30318

Schools Served

Elementary Schools

  • William M. Boyd
  • Westside Charter
  • Peyton Forest Elementary
  • Kipp Ways
  • F.L. Stanton Elementary

Middle Schools

  • Kipp Ways
  • John Lewis Invictus Academy
  • Correta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy
  • B.E.S.T. Academy
  • Brown Middle School
  • The Kindezi School West

High Schools

  • Benjamin E. Mays High School
  • B.E.S.T. Academy
  • Fredrick Douglass High School
  • North Atlanta High School
  • Booker T. Washington High School
  • Kipp Collegiate