Youth Learning Center

A History of Caring

Founded in 2003 as Youth Technology and Education Center (YTEC) by Minister Willie L. Kent, Sr. and Ray and Judy DeLuca-Ford, YTEC was predicated on the belief that every child can be successful if given the right opportunities and a supportive environment.

Inspired by the mission to help youth from underserved communities reach their fullest potential, YTEC grew into Youth Learning Center in 2010, a name change that emphasizes the organization’s focus on the full spectrum of education.

In order to continue providing more year-round, deeper learning opportunities for students in the community, YLC has opened a unique K-8 charter school called, The Biome.