About Us


San Diego Youth Development Center (SDYDC) has been committed to improving the lives of children throughout San Diego County since 1996. Our strategy focuses on building foundational relationships with children, ages 5 to 12, and their parents in a safe caring environment. The programs we provide are designed to help children develop socially, economically, academically, physically and spiritually to pave the way for productive futures.

SDYDC provides the following benefits:

  • Programs that offer educational and recreational opportunities.
  • Basic needs assistance providing food, clothing and hygiene products.
  • A safe environment for classroom and outdoor activities.
  • Certificated teachers to maintain high curriculum standards.
  • Many bilingual personnel for Hispanic children and families.
  • A pediatrician and registered nurse for medical emergencies.

To learn more about our history serving the greater San Diego community, visit our history page.


Our Staff

Our Directors

Brad Scott
Administrative Director

Amy Scott, M. Ed.
Turtleback Elementary, 3rd Grade
Poway Unified School District

Brad & Amy have served within SDYDC for nearly 20 years. They are committed to seeing young lives changed and developed to reach full potential. They have two wonderful sons that graduated through the programs and are excited to continue contributing to the empowerment of future generations.

Marlén Nolan
Spanish Language Consultant
San Diego, California & Bogotá, Colombia

Leslie Falconer
San Diego City Schools

Sandra Craig, M. Ed.
Paloma Elementary, 4th Grade
San Marcos Unified School District

James Craig M.B.A.
Logistics – Department of Defense
San Diego


Our Board

Dr. Mark Spitsbergen
BA, Chemistry & Biology
13 years Discovery Research in Related Science Fields
MA in Theology
Doctorate in Ministry – 26 years Ministry Experience

Stuart Graham, MD
Arch Health Partners
Rancho Bernardo

Sandra Craig, M. Ed.
Paloma Elementary, 4th Grade
San Marcos Unified School District

Geneva Necaise
Executive Administrator
20 years Administration experience

Scot Nolan, DNP, RN, CNS
Registered Nurse
Scripps Mercy Hospital