End Systemic Racism

Thank you for your consideration to help us end systemic racism through mentorship and support of DC’s most impressionable minds – the youth.

Every year, we serve over 350  students in our Nation’s Capital, the heartbeat of our country. Each dollar you give will ensure each student receives access to mentorship and leadership opportunities that they potentially might not have without your support. This is a meaningful step to mend the deep wounds of systemic racism that have been tearing our country in half.

Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF) is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN:52-2016259). All gifts are tax-deductible.

Why Donate Now?

After the protests have ended and the posters are put away, you can make a lasting difference. We need you to give today to build our tomorrow.

Nine-in-ten students describe our programs as life-changing. $100 Ensures mentorship through the difficult summer months ahead. $500 secures mentorship for a student for six months. But every single dollar counts. We are determined to make a difference, and the 4,000 students we’ve affected can attest to the fact that our program changes lives.

We're Running Out of Time

Financial support from the community is critical to maintaining this service. This support benefits not only the children and families receiving mentoring but the community at large.


Mentorship assists parents in the intellectual, moral, and physical education of their children – our mentorship starts with the goal of who the student can become.


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97% of YLF students graduate from high school.


Donate Online

The future of today’s youth depends on your donation. We can’t wait for tomorrow and neglect the possibility of today. We’ve been at this for 20 years. But we’re only getting started.

Donate via credit/bank card, please fill out our online donation form.

Other Ways To Donate:

Donate by check

Please send checks payable to “Youth Leadership Foundation” to:​

Youth Leadership Foundation
1015 15th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Donate through PayPal:

We also accept:

• Electronic Fund Transfers
• Stock Donations
• Bequests
• In-Kind gifts
• United Way # 8875
• CFC # 32181

Please contact our team at (202) 365-3511 or info@helpingkids.org for more information on these types of donations.

YLF has been named "One of the Best" Small Non-Profits in the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy. YLF was chosen out of 200 for our organizational excellence. We are counted among just seven organizations featured by the Catalogue to provide substantive mentoring in the District out of a sea of 341+.


Online Donation Form