Robotics, Engineering, Arts & Design (R.E.A.D.) Youth Development Center is an after-school and summer program that provides an environment for technology-driven art and design projects for youth. An important goal of the R.E.A.D. Youth Development Center is to provide students with opportunities to use leading-edge digital technologies to produce practical solutions to community problems. We want to inspire our community of learners to get creative and use the necessary tools for building and designing various projects. The R.E.A.D. program aligns with our Silence the Violence youth outreach program in that youth living in our neighborhoods should spend after-school and summer hours getting creative and working together to achieve something they can be proud of while at the same time learning valuable skills that may go towards future careers.