"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 of North Texas to be inspired, empowered, and able to embrace their culture for a better future.
We teach children about their rich history and those of different cultures, which helps them become more socially active, an essential part of a child's development. Here at YBS Kids, your child will gain further knowledge, individual strength, perseverance, and the ability to embrace their own identity. Teaching children about other cultures and their own builds character and enables our children to believe and value the things that make them exceptional, confident, and proud.
Our vision is to inspire children to become whom they want to be, but more importantly, influence self-confidence and pride.
In 2019, our nonprofit organization decided it was time for our young children in suburban communities to hear and discover their rich heritage. In today's society, our children are missing the essence of culture and unity, so it is more important than ever to educate our children through diversity, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch
Young, Black, and Suburban Kids.
YBS Kids provide programs and initiatives outside the classroom for students in grades 3-12, teaching
outside the traditional classroom with an essential part of our identity, teaching necessary life skills that help them
become successful and productive young adults.
Our C.E.O and Founder of Young, Black, and Suburban Kids, Deidra R. O'Neal, is an enthusiastic person who enjoys being an inspiration to others and wishes to have a positive impact on her community.
Deidra is passionate about exposing children to diverse programs, activities, and experiences. A native
of the inner city of Los Angeles, she was exposed to many learning opportunities growing up that allowed her to form connections and explore interests that shaped her future.
An HBCU graduate, a wife, and now a mother of 4, raising her family in suburban America, she started to realize that her children lacked the necessary life skills, mental stuffiness, and self-pride that
the inner-city and their programs provide.
During her childhood, those programs and activities inspired her cultural values and beliefs. Exposure to these programs was life-changing and equipped her with the knowledge and ability to accomplish her dreams. As a parent, she wanted her kids and others to be more aware of their cultural history.
Deidra's passion for positive exposure, connecting African-American children and youth from suburban communities, and learning culture led to establishing Young Black and Suburban Kids.
She is thrilled to administer programs and activities to young children that teach necessary life skills, builds confidence, and helps develop relationships through cultural awareness that may lead to
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 outside the classroom that educate
young children and youth on their rich heritage, an essential part of their identity, as well as the life skills they
need to transition into their teenage years and beyond.
Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have moved our activities online.
Black Culture and Life Skills Enrichment Program
In our cultural education program, children and
youth reflect on their own culture through activities that focus on their rich heritage and identity.
We currently offer A Day in History, African Dance, and Cultural and Heritage Reading.
Our life skills program provides the tool for children and youth to become successful, productive members of society, enabling them to take on challenges with confidence.
We currently offer Financial Literacy, Self-care, Volunteer and Job Training, and College and Career Readiness.
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? "