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Where: Applebees 3510 South Meridian Puyallup WA 98373

We are excited about our Breakfast Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees by Southhill Mall. Our Bookclub Kiddos will be Greeters, Servers and Bussers for this event.  Come and support so our youth can serve you.

Tickets will be sold at the door. $10.00 Please bring cash. Breakfast includes: Pancake, Sausage, scrambled eggs juice and coffee.

 50% of the proceeds go to YB&B BOOKCLUB



We Help Our Youth Discover "A Love" For Reading

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

Young Black and Brilliant (YB&B) exists to create inclusive environments where youth can have life-enriching experiences and become well rounded future leaders.


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 Mission

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

Young Black and Brilliant is a 501c3 nonprofit organization designed to build community and cultivate reading. We provide a safe and welcoming environment where young people can gain life skills and feel empowered and supported.

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).

If you believe in the power of books and how transformative and positively influential they are, then embark upon this journey with us. 
We appreciate our community, volunteers and sponsors, for all your support. 
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