Our Story

Our Washington, D.C. local youth face enormous challenges. The communities within our Nation’s Capital have among the worst high school graduation, poverty, and delinquency rates in the country.

The Youth Leadership Foundation reaches these high-potential youth in their formative years, providing a comprehensive virtue curriculum, supportive mentoring program, and tutoring services to ensure they reach their full potential.

Over 90% of youth participants say that YLF increases their confidence and motivation, and over 90% of parents say their child’s personal character has improved because of their participation in YLF.

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» Leon Harris Accepts 2014 Community Champion Award

Leon Harris, award-winning journalist and lead anchor for the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts for ABC7/WJLA-TV, has accepted the 2014 Johnny Holliday Community Champion Award, to be presented at the Johnny Holliday Scholarship Classic on Monday, June 16, 2014 […]

» YLF Celebrates Successful Spirit of Service Awards Dinner Honoring John Veihmeyer

The Youth Leadership Foundation honored KPMG Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer with its annual Spirit of Service Award, which recognizes leaders in the Washington, D.C., community for their philanthropy, particularly towards youth education. Veihmeyer received the award at the YLF […]

"I only wish I had known about YLF long before now, but I am blessed and grateful that my daughter had the opportunity to be a part of the program. Thank you for this awesome opportunity!"