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12-year-old Baltimore author takes her prize-winning book to the Smithsonian

MAY 3, 2019

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Cincinnati Students Win Big in National Writing Contest With Book Honoring Civil Rights Icon Marian Spencer

MARCH 23, 2019

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Rally held to celebrate young girls in Philadelphia

MARCH 16, 2019

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Winton Hills Academy students win national contest with book about civil rights icon Marian Spencer

MARCH 11, 2019

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NFL Honors Devin Funchess and The National Youth Foundation

DECEMBER 28, 2018

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Funchess partnered with The National Youth Foundation to host “Cooking with Funchess”

DECEMBER 28, 2018

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Bengals put money behind local fight for social justice

DECEMBER 25, 2018

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Robert Covington Q&A on 76ers’ title hopes, defending NBA superstars and living out his purpose

OCTOBER 25, 2018

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Jalen Mills takes on bullying

OCTOBER 5, 2018

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Winton Hills students win national contest for anti-bullying book

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

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Jalen Mills’ charity softball game takes over Reading soon

JUNE 22, 2018

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Mason brings KU, NBA stars to KCK for charity

JUNE 16, 2018

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Eagles cornerback at FirstEnergy to promote charity softball game

MAY 24, 2018

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Frank Mason reviews first NBA season after throwing first pitch at T-Bones opener

MAY 22, 2018

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Eagles CB Jalen Mills to lead charity softball game in Reading

APRIL 17, 2018

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PHOTOS: ‘Born to Make HERStory’ Girls Rally

MARCH 3, 2018

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A bunch of Philly kiddos made a music video celebrating ‘amazing’ women

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

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Councilwoman Reynolds Brown to partner with The National Youth Foundation for the Inaugural Girls Day Rally in Philadelphia

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

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Book-Writing Competition Inspires Kids To Write About Local Female Heroes

JANUARY 9, 2018

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Why Kids Across The U.S. Are Writing Books About Female Heroes

JANUARY 6, 2018

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Robert Covington Presents National Youth Foundation Book Award

DECEMBER 13, 2017

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Sixers stars honors young Haverford Book contest winners

DECEMBER 13, 2017

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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

DECEMBER 1, 2017

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Young authors present book to their subject, Bhavna Shyamalan

NOVEMBER 27, 2017

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Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan: Super Heroine

NOVEMBER 8, 2017

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Antonio Brown pays tribute to Dan Rooney at charity softball game

JUNE 18, 2017

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Brown:’I want to keep his memory alive’

JUNE 17, 2017

Teresa Varley Steelers @Teresa_Varley

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LeSean McCoy, others coming to Pittsburgh for Antonio Brown’s charity softball game

MAY 24, 2017

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Eagles’ Hicks and Sixers’ Covington to ‘draft’ kids for book-writing contest

APRIL 25, 2017

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Eagles Hicks and Sixers Covington to Draft Students

APRIL 25, 2017


Bengals Weekly: Week 11 - Bengals in the Community - Carlos Dunlap

Check out this week's Bengals in the Community feature highlighting DE Carlos Dunlap's anti-bullying campaign kickoff at Winton Hills Academy.

This was an amazing experience for my students!  They are asking to write another book together.  We definitely plan on participating in upcoming writing events through the National Youth Foundation. The themes are wonderful and they challenge the kids to think about inspiring others with the good things they do.  The contest just makes it more exciting!
Julie Dellecave4th Grade Teacher
Writing the book was awesome and I hope it was a life changing thing for others.
Bra'Shae SmithAge 10
Writing our book was a fun and great experience!  It was cool to create the book together.  I hope our book makes a difference and I hope that people do not get bullied.  It is a mean thing.
Jaymya MitchellAge 10
"The National Youth Foundation is making major moves to get kids excited about writing."
Antonio Brown, NFL PlayerOakland Raiders (formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers)

Youth literacy is more important than ever today.  Providing children with a means of understanding and describing their life experience is pivotal to their individual growth as well as that of their communities as a whole.  The children are our future, and we must ensure they have all the tools necessary to maximize their potential so we can begin to change the world for the better.

CJ SapongPhiladelphia Union Soccer

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 we won, I felt so happy and nervous!  It was so exciting and I was so proud of myself.  I achieved a goal.  
Zoey K.Age 10

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, NFL PlayerArizona Cardinals (formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles)

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

Karol R. Age 8