KYD's mission is to develop community-based programs and
resources that increase the academic achievement, career readiness, financial literacy, and social and emotional well-being of underserved youth, empowering them to fulfill their destinies.
The Heart of it all
KYD's core purpose is to empower youth to fulfill their destinies despite life's challenges.
Faithfulness: We remain committed to our mission + the community we serve
Unity: We promote inclusive environments despite our differences
Longevity: We make conscious decisions that will positively impact generations to come
Fearlessness: We take life by the horns and keep pushing
Integrity: We do what’s right even when we think no one watching
Leadership: We find value in following today so we are better leaders tomorrow
Love: We believe everyone deserves to be loved, and We unapologetically give it free of charge
Excellence: We do all things to the best of our ability
Diligence: We continue to work hard because someone, somewhere,is actually depending on us.