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Youth Leadership Development

We build Pathways and Pipelines of Black student success by empowering and amplifying youth voices through leadership development and comprehensive support to ensure successful lifelong outcomes.

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Rooted in the Zulu philosophy and practice of Ubuntu - I am because You are 

WE EXIST TO

Foster A Generation of Leaders for Collective Success!

Develop young leaders who actualize and express themselves in crucial spaces, ensuring access, equity, and inclusion so that the necessary steps are taken to bend the arc of time toward successful outcomes that create opportunities and eliminate the barriers to Black Student Success.

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PROVIDING

Leadership Development

Academic Achievement Support

Community Engagement 

IMPACT: YLD nurtures growth and resilience. From mentoring and life skills workshops to career exploration and mental health support, we provide a comprehensive framework for empowering young individuals to thrive and succeed. Through these initiatives, we aim to equip the next generation with the tools and resources they need to navigate challenges, pursue their aspirations, and contribute positively to society.

WE SERVE

Middle & High School students via our community based cohort model, providing

  • Mentorship

  • Trainings, Workshops

  • Resource Networking Opportunities

  • Cultural Awareness Events

  • Community & Civic Engagement 

  • Familial/Advocate Wraparound Services

IMPACT: YLD COHORTS 

Middle School

Black Student Success

Celebrating heritage while developing personal and leadership skills, fostering Black student success through access to interpersonal and team-building activities.

High School

Students to Scholars

Making all the connections. Leading and working in the community to achieve collective success. Career and college readiness opportunities, leadership, and civic engagement.

Young Adults

Legacy Alumni Network

Intergenerational pipelines of Black Student Success are carried on as Legacy members mentor and create pathways for success while fostering professional and personal resources.

Black Girls

The Kendake Collective

Fortifying, embracing, and intentionally empowering and connecting Black girls and women to foster a community where they use their power to direct love. and light.

Leadership ~ Academic Achievement ~ Service

Participant Testimonials

It has given me an opportunity to connect with people that look like me in a safe space that most places in every day life don’t provide.
It has shown me to not get comfortable with being a little above average but to be great and use your resources and surroundings to your advantage.
I will help other young African Americans understand their worth and how much they can they achieve with community.

CONSIDER SUPPORTING

Impact requires contact and our program extends a heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, partners, and supporters. Our program is a community based. Your support ensures that all students attain access, opportunity, and sustained support to secure successful lifelong outcomes.

 

Ways to Support our Program:

​​We invite you to DONATE to our program, which allows us to present scholarships, book awards, and additional programming for our students. Donations are greatly appreciated and accepted via our IMPACT Youth Leadership Development program fiscal 501c(3) non-profit sponsor, Project Sankofa EIN: 85-3716648.

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