Youth Development Advisory Committee – YDAC
GSC has made looking at our community’s at-risk population an institutional priority since 2015. As part of GSC’s work in that area, and in coordination and conjunction with Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, YDAC was formed. YDAC has a membership of nearly 70 Salisbury area citizens, many of whom come from the local nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to helping serve our youth. YDAC was given the charge by Mayor Day to assist him and the city in coming up with options on much needed new community centers in the city. So far, an old abandoned home in one of Salisbury’s oldest neighborhoods has been purchased, and will be converted into a community center. Also, working closely with Wicomico County School Superintendent Dr. Donna Hanlin, and Mayor Day, YDAC has helped recommend a site for a second community center, which will also serve as home for the new CHOICES Academy, the alternative school for the Wicomico County Public School System. YDAC is led by Chair Samantha Scott and Co-Chair Jim Thomas.