Nov 7 - Dec 31, 2019

Carmel Youth Center


The Carmel Youth Center (CYC) is a youth development organization that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families. Our vision is that all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence, and opportunity to live and work to their full potential.

The Big Idea

It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. Despite this fact, mathematics and science scores on average among U.S. students are lagging behind other developing countries. STEM activities and programs readily available in the San Francisco Bay area, are not easily found or accessible to the general population in the Monterey area. The CYC hopes to change that. The CYC has partnered with Design Squad Global (DSG) to empower middle school kids to solve real-world problems and understand the impact of engineering in a global context. Youth explore engineering through fun-packed, high-energy, hands-on activities—and they partner with a DSG club from a different country! Youth participate in an hour class for 12 weeks. Each club member receives a healthy snack, printed materials and supplies. CYC will add clubs and recrute club leaders as needed.

With an attentive and caring staff the CYC provides a supportive environment that promotes diversity, integration and friendship.

- Joyce Burnett