Our Programs

Amazing Women’s Edition Contest

To honor the vast accomplishments of women in the United States, the National Youth Foundation is pleased to announce the Amazing Women’s Edition (AWE) competition.  This writing contest is open to students in grades K to 8 residing in the United States.  Click here to get started.

Student Book Scholars Contest

Calling all young writers and artists. Have you ever wanted to become a published author?  Are you in grade K to 8?  Learn more about becoming a Student Book Scholar.

Youth Writing Workshop

With a deep commitment to the literary arts, the National Youth Foundation launched the Youth Writing Workshop initiative.  We work with teachers and community leaders to identify students to participate in our Youth Writing Workshop. Learn More


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"The National Youth Foundation is making major moves to get kids excited about writing."
Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers 

We were honored to receive a copy of the Amazing Women's Edition book by Gabby. This story will inspire other students to develop and write their own stories.

Althea FernanderLibrarian, Haynes Library

I applaud the work of the National Youth Foundation in promoting literacy and for their work in taking a stand against bullying. Keep up the great work!

Jalen MillsPhiladelphia Eagles

What an excellent job the National Youth Foundation is doing for our kids. Thanks for giving back to the community.

Frank Mason IIISacramento Kings

I really like writing and drawing. I had a good time making a book on Jalen Mills. Go Eagles!

Maile B.Age 8

I loved coloring and drawing for my very own book.

Alex N.Age 8

Other kids always told me that I was an artist. Now, I am a published artist.

Janet G.Age 7

Tolerance is important because everybody should not judge a book by its cover. Everybody should be able to feel important. Our book, Fridge Files, teaches kids about believing in themselves and respecting other people.

Aiyanah J. Age 9

Creating a book was a fun and amazing experience that made me happy for life.

Jalen T.Age 9

Everybody should treat each other with more respect, and the Fridge Files book will hopefully give people a chance to learn how.

Jomair W.Age 9

When I was younger, I was inspired by stories of the women before me. Women like Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, the only woman to ever pitch in the Negro Leagues, motivated me to work hard and strive to be my best. The Amazing Women's Edition contest will provide an opportunity for students to share stories of dedication and success.

Mo'ne Ikea Davis Little League World Series Pioneer Future WNBA Star

Our book doesn't just teach tolerance, it teaches kids to be healthy and to treat each other with respect.

Janiyah D.Age 10

This contest taught us how to stick together and work hard just like the characters we wrote about.

Kamonie F. Age 9

Writing and reading were both really important to me growing up. Student Book Scholars allows participants to express their thoughts in written and art form.

Jordan Hicks Philadelphia Eagles

Youth Writers Workshop is fun because all of the kids are nice and the teachers are awesome.

Karol R. Age 8

Everyone in our class was nice and I learned how to draw a super heroine.

Aiden R. Age 10

Writers Workshop taught me how to write my own book and to make new friends.

Lupita Q. Age 9

I like writing a group book in the NYF workshop. All of the people were very nice to me. Also, it is really cool to have our book published.

Cristina V. Age 10

We got to interview Dr. B for our Youth Writers Workshop book. We asked her lots of questions. She took pictures with us and was very nice. I want to be like Dr. B when I grow up.

Julissa G. Age 10

The coolest thing ever was meeting Rob Covington!  Thank you NYF.

Elay A. Age 12