Founded by Black women with a vision for change, the mission of the National Youth Foundation is to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality through innovative literary programs.
WHAT WE DO
The National Youth Foundation has four core programs. First, NYF created the Amazing Women’s Edition competition for students to share stories of heroines in their communities. This is the only national student book competition focused on gender equality. Second, collaborating with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA and MLB, the National Youth Foundation administers the Student Book Scholars team writing contest. The focus of this writing competition is kindness and anti-bullying. Third, NYF visits underserved cities and towns across the country and collaborates with community centers and schools to host diversity-focused Youth Writing Workshops. Fourth, led by a youth volunteer who was deeply impacted by the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, NYF supported the creation of a national poetry and art program on why Black Lives Matter.
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.