MRD Youth Builder Program

The MRD Youth Builder Program was founded by Allan Law in 1967 to provide inner city youth with free after school, weekend, and summertime recreational activities. Over the years it evolved to also include personal development, educational, cultural, and community service activities. The focus was on preparing youth for the transition to middle and high school, and providing opportunities for advanced placement programming, college career exploration, and after school tutoring. The Youth Builder Program currently provides over 300 underprivileged children in need annually with backpacks filled with school supplies, school clothing, and funding for field trips. Over the past 50 years, the Youth Builder Program has served over 15,000 at risk inner city youth, helping them develop the foundational skills to enable them to achieve their full potential.