OUR FOUNDER

Mother | Passionate | Forward Thinker
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DEIDRA R. O'NEAL

Founder and President

Our Founder Deidra O'Neal is a wife and a mother of 4, raising my family in suburban America.
Deidra is a proud graduate of Grambling State University, an HBCU, and she earned her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Our Lady of the Lakes University in San Antonio.  Currently, she works within the Plano
Independent School District. 

 
Deidra is a native of Los Angeles and cherishes her childhood memories of being exposed to many learning opportunities that allowed her to form connections and explore interests that shaped her future. As a working wife and a mother raising her young family in suburban America, Deidra realized that her children and others lack the cultural knowledge, self-pride, and necessary life skills that living in the inner-city offers. This realization led her to establish YBS Kids in 2019. 

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Plano Mother Creates Program
for Young Black and Suburban Kids 

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