Introducing the BYD Book! The Black Youth Development Book is a directory of 200+ Black-led educational programs for youth in Oakland. It helps families and caregivers of Black youth in Oakland find community-led programs that educate and nurture our children from preschool through young adulthood. These programs – from more than 50 organizations – range from literacy to mentorship, health & wellness, STEM, arts, African-centered curriculum, college support, career prep, and much more. Most are free, some are low-cost, and some are opportunities for paid work experience.