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Promoting Culture and Education


Talia Adams

Hampton University

Damaris Brown

Lincoln University

Leshae Chadwick

Virginia State University

Niesha Jacobs

University of Maryland

Bianca James

Morgan State University

Leah Springer

Virginia State University

Mission Statement

The Youth Development Foundation, Inc. (YDF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, which promotes culture and education by awarding scholarships to young women of color. YDF knows that providing scholarships is crucial and helps alleviate financial burdens, encourages academic excellence, and cultivates future leaders in various fields by enabling them to pursue their educational goals without hindrances.