"Building a strong cultural connection with our Young, Black, and Suburban Kids”
Young, Black, and Suburban Kids is an established non-profit and public charitable organization dedicated to connecting and teaching young, Black, and suburban kids to be inspired, empowered, and able to embrace their culture for a better future.
YBS Kids teaches children about their rich history and the history of different cultures--which helps them create a more active social life, an essential part of a child's development. Here at YBS Kids, children and youth will gain cultural knowledge and necessary life skills. This knowledge helps build character and enables our young, Black, suburban kids to believe and value the things that make them exceptional, confident, and proud. By empowering our young children and youth this way, we empower our communities.
Our vision is to inspire children to become who they want to be, but more importantly, influence self-confidence and pride.
2020 Trailblazer - Nonprofit Agency of the Year Award
Our CEO and Founder of YBS Kids, Deidra R. O'Neal, is an enthusiastic person who enjoys being around others and positively impacting her community. She is a proud graduate of an HBCU, where she majored in Hotel & Restaurant Management and earned her Master of Science Degree in Nonprofit Management. In addition to the work she does at YBS Kids, Deidra also works a full-time job as well as raising her family.
Growing up in the inner city of Los Angeles, Deidra was exposed to many learning opportunities that allowed her to form connections and explore interests that shaped her future. Now, as a wife and a mother of 4 raising her family in suburban America, she realizes that her children lack the cultural knowledge, self-pride, and necessary life skills that living in the inner-city offers. This realization led Deidra to establish YBS Kids in 2019.
Plano Mother Creates Program for
Young Black and Suburban Kids
DEIDRA R. O'NEAL
Founder and President
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
Young, Black, and Suburban Kids seek to provide programs and activities that educate young children and
youth on their rich heritage, an essential part of their identity, and the life skills they need to transition into
their teenage years beyond.
Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have moved our activities online.
In our cultural education program, young children and youth reflect on their own culture through activities that focus on their rich heritage and identity.
Our life skills program provides the tools for children and youth to become successful, productive members of society, enabling them to take on challenges with confidence.
YBS Kids Cares for the communities in which we learn and live. The program's objective is to bring awareness to the people who support and assist in our neighborhoods
2020-2021 Program Workshops and Activities
A Day in Black History
Financial Literacy for Teens
Cultural and Heritage Reading Initiative
College and Career Readiness
COVID-19 Family Fun Project
Giving Back Initiative
Our workshops are designed for children and youth in grades 3-12.
Your support is vital to our work at Young, Black, and Suburban Kids. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
“I want our young people to know that they matter. That they belong. So don't be afraid. Do you hear me? "