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Mentoring through Sports

Youth Pride Foundation is excited to announce...

A partnership with Illinois Wolfpack, an AAU travel basketball program.  Coach Vince Robinson was a local athlete and was a basketball All- conference player for Dekalb High School .  Now he enjoys coaching and training athletes ages ranging from 3rd grade-12th grade.  This also includes his son, Ryzonn, who is ranked in the top 100, 13U basketball players in the nation.  He will be our Director of Basketball Operations.  If you have any questions about Illinois Wolfpack Basketball, please call Coach Vince at 815.995.3240.

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Our Services

Our Mission

Youth Pride Foundation is about providing a consistent support system for the youth in my community centered around sports.  YPF will provide specific support for the young athletes who want to play at the next level.  We are determined to reach young people in various ways by providing a safe haven regardless of talent level or connection.  I have a unique perspective by raising kids in this community, as I have seen first hand some of the politics that surround our kids.  Those politics often lead to a lack of connection, support, and ultimately self esteem from our youngest athletes.  As a black man and member of this community, I feel it is my responsibility to step up for otherwise unsupported and marginalized youth, regardless of race or ethnicity.  It is my hope to re-instill that sense of PRIDE, commitment, and dedication to our kids who want and need it most.  Youth Pride Foundation is about establishing long lasting, and impactful relationships long past the 7:45-3:30 school day.

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