"Excited to see the love my son has for being a member and to witness the joy he now has for reading"
— Velda Alexander

We break the I.C.E in YOUth 

We INSPIRE our youth to be brilliant.
We CULTIVATE confidence and passion in our youth.
EMBRACE and support each child with open arms and
celebrate their uniqueness.
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Our Vision

Young Black and Brilliant (YB&B) exist to create inclusive environments where youth can have life-enriching experiences, fostering their development into well-rounded leaders and empowering them to reach their full potential.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to foster personal growth and positive social interactions amongst youth through literature, discussions, and social events.

Young Black and Brilliant is a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on community building and promoting a love for reading. We strive to provide a safe and inclusive space where young individuals can develop essential life skills, feel empowered, and receive unwavering support, fostering their brilliance and potential.
Book clubs and structured literacy programs are proven strategies that drive youth confidence and  remove barriers to learning. Research supports the fact that students’ reading skills improve when they work with peers in structured reading activities. (Greenwood, Delquadri, & Hall, 1989; Rosenshine & Meister, 1994; Stevens, Madden, Slavin, & Famish, 1987).

Join us on a journey celebrating the profound influence and transformative power of books.

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