Growth and Development Services, Inc. (GDS)

  • NY

About Us

Founded in 1996, Growth and Development Services, Inc. (GDS) is a nonprofit community based organization that was established to give teenagers who are faced with emotional, behavioral, learning, and social challenges the opportunity to reach their potential. GDS is located in Washington Heights. 

GDS has a proven successful holistic model in working with children, adolescents and families called the Reach Your Potential (RYP) Model. The RYP Model is a holistic behavioral model that is at the core of all GDS’ programs. GDS has three distinct program components: The Reach Your Potential Program (RYP), the Training Institute (TI) and the Community Advocacy Program (CAP). GDS' model has proven success: participants have improved mental health, social behavior, self-esteem, and academic and career development.