Meet Developing Options
Developing Options, Inc. is a non-profit organization that began in 2004 to give the youth of the 77th I GRYD Zone in Los Angeles, CA choices beyond the gang violence, drug, and crime through: advocacy, education, resources, training and development and sports.
The goal of the Developing Options program is to decrease gang activity in this GRYD Zone, and to empower the community to strive for a safer, thriving environment for our youth. Developing Options’ believes in laying the ground work and providing the conditions that inspire and create viable options for people by enabling connections to be made between communities, fostering alliances with local advocates, and developing programs that harness the power and skills community members need to effect change in their own lives.
Our Leadership Team
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Since then, the program has expanded to encompass more than just sports and education, serving over 6,000 people, and establishing hundreds of partnerships with other agencies to provide our clients with a comprehensive collection of individualized services, ranging from health care to food access.