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After School Enrichment

D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization born out of  a passion to enrich youths in Grades 5-8 residing in the Greater New Haven area in Connecticut. D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. stands for Desiring Every Student to Increase Necessary Educational Development. Our Mission to enrich the lives of young people and families through affordable, creative, quality program opportunities; to increase […]

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Words from Our CEO

Yvonne Jones

Yvonne E. Jones, Founder/CEO

It Takes A Village

I was raised in New Haven, CT by two loving parents and the “village” community of the Albie Booth Memorial Boys Club (now known as New Haven Boys & Girls Club).  The mentors at Albie Booth helped to shape the person I have become today.  They kindled my passion to make an impact on the lives of our young people.  D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed is my way of giving back to the community that continues to nurture me and my family.

When youths are left to make choices, without proper guidance, they typically make poor ones.  With the help of DTS, your 5th-8th grader will be provided with the tools necessary to succeed.  They’ll learn how to make positive choices, gain cultural and social enrichment, and create a plan to make their dreams a reality.

It really does take a village to raise a child, and DTS would like to be your village.  Come join us!

Best regards,

Yvonne E. Jones, Founder/CEO


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    Monk With A Camera CT Premier December 27

    How passion and compassion can shape a life’s work… Special Connecticut Showing at D2S Like Prince Siddhartha, Nicholas Vreeland walked away from a worldly life of privilege to pursue the Buddhist ideal. Once a promising photographer, he moved to India and became a Tibetan monk. Years later, he returns to photography to help his community of monks.

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    Register for Fall 2014 Enrichment Program

    An after school program designed for Hamden area youths in Grades 5-8, ages 9-14.

  • Biz-E-Kids Young Entrepreneurs Program Starts Oct 20, 2014

    Biz-E-Kid$ Entrepreneur Program

    An Entrepreneurial Workshop to keep your middle schooler occupied AND inspired. Your child will learn the fundamentals of running their own business: financial management, business plan development, market research, advertising, sales, and team building. These activities foster self esteem and confidence, as well as leadership, communication and organization skills. Don’t you wish they taught those things in school?

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105 Sanford Street / P.O. Box 4122
Hamden, CT 06514
Phone/Fax (203) 389-2142