Our Mission

The National Youth Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through creative educational programming. Our mission is to promote tolerance and
equality while helping young students develop their literary skills through academic and team building projects.

What We Do

The National Youth Foundation has three core programs. First, collaborating with professional athletes from the NFL and the NBA, the National Youth Foundation
administers the Student Book Scholars team writing contest. Second, we created the
Amazing Women’s Edition competition for students to share stories of heroines in their communities. Third, we visit cities and towns across the country and team up with community centers and schools to host Youth Writing Workshops.



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.

Our Partners

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

I've always wanted to be a writer.  NYF gave me the opportunity to fulfill my dreams.

India J.Age 10

Working in a team helped me to express my creativity while learning from others.

Julius G.Age 12

I loved drawing and coloring for a real book. Plus, I really liked making new friends.

Elizabeth J.Age 7

Youth Writing Workshop was really fun. I enjoyed learning how to make a book from start to finish.

Isabella I, Age 10

What these students and NYF have accomplished is amazing.

Antonio BrownPittsburgh Steelers

NYF’s Student Book Scholars program provides the opportunity for participants to learn the many values of teamwork.

Rob CovingtonPhiladelphia 76ers