Founded in the year 2000, the Young Center for Academic & Cultural Enrichment is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that annually provides enriching educational programs that meet the needs of youth from diverse backgrounds and communities. Students from over 250 schools and 13 U.S. states have participated in Young Center programs. Our alumni have been accepted at over 80 U.S. colleges and universities to date.
To educate, train and inspire our youth to become the future leaders of their communities, and to empower them through education to achieve success and create positive and lasting change in their lives and the world.
We believe all children have a right to receive a quality education that will prepare them for success in life.
We believe education is a powerful tool that transforms lives and levels the economic playing field in our society.
We believe that an investment in the education of our youth will benefit our nation well into the future.
Vision & Goal
To cultivate a new generation of ethical leaders and engaged citizens, empowered and committed to working together to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and creating positive and lasting change in our society and the world.
participants who improved their academic performance in school and on Standardized Tests
participants who graduated from high school and matriculated at a U. S. college or university
number of public, private and parochial schools represented by our youth participants to date
participants who have obtained college degrees and/or professional certification to date
Number of U. S. colleges & universities attended by
program alums who have obtained an academic degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
youth participants from low-to-moderate income households who require financial assistance
participants who failed to graduate from high school or gain acceptance at a U.S. college or university