Joe Mixon Camp 2024

Historic Eden Cemetery – Collingsdale, PA (May 4, 2024)

MTV Mental Health Action Day  – Philadelphia, PA (May 18, 2023)

Amazing Women’s Edition Award Ceremony – Rutherford, New Jersey (May 20, 2023)

“I Matter” Award Ceremony – Chicago, Illinois (March 28, 2023)

Juneteenth Celebration 2022 (June 18, 2022)

Super Bowl Champion Visits SBS Winners (May 17, 2022)

Juneteenth – Cheyney University – Cheyney, PA (June 19, 2021)

UPenn Wharton – NYF – Hettie Love Event (May 15, 2021)

I Matter Award Ceremony (October 23, 2021)

Hettie Simmons Love Book Signing (April 1, 2021)

“I Matter” Poetry Event on Why Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, PA (October 10, 2020)

Lady B Book Launch – Philadelphia, PA (August 30, 2020)

Girls Rally Service Project – Barranquitas and San Juan, Puerto Rico (July 2020)

Juneteenth Celebration – Kennett Square (June 19, 2020)

Super Bowl Champion Corey Clement and NYF Visit Student Book Scholar Winners (February 27, 2020)

NYF Reception for Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop Author of the globally-cited, “Mirrors, Windows and Sliding Glass Doors,” – a major impetus for increased diversity in children’s literature. (November 8, 2019)

Minnesota Timberwolves Superstar Robert Covington – NYF Student Book Scholars Awards (October 31, 2019)

NBA Pacers Star – Alize Johnson And NYF Celebrate Basketball Opening (June 1, 2019)

Smithsonian Museum Honors NYF Author (May 4, 2019)

Girls Rally Philadelphia (March 16, 2019)

NBA Legend Oscar Robertson – Civil Rights Legend Judge Nathaniel Jones – NYF Book Presentation Ceremony (January 19, 2019)

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

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 SapongAmerican Soccer Player

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 IIIMilwaukee Bucks

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

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

Aiden R. Age 10