Our Mission is to empower youth to become future leaders and servants of their community through positive mentorship.

YBF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating and inspiring our youth to better their world by showing them how to take charge. We recognize that many factors affect our youth’s fulfillment and strive to offer stimulating activities and programs that provide them with an endless array of exposure and opportunities. 


Adem Aluka

Executive Director/Founder

Michael Smith

Strategic Planning & Technology Program Development

DJ Adekunle

Special events & Volunteer

Founder @Foreign Affair Events

Asli Mccullers

STEAM programming 

Dustin Kendrick

Guaranteed Karma mentor &

volunteer recruitment

Founder @Fitnessatthepark, Guaranteed Karma

Mickey Wozniak

Special events & Music arts

Jesse White

Kodjo Aluka

Secretary Of State of Illinois / Honorary Member

Director of Finance and Administration

Miriam Smith

Programming & Operations Management

Elizabeth Mantha

Marketing Operations

Laura Nagle


Caroline Schiff

Marketing, Yoga instructor

Barry A. Benson

Development/Grant and Partnership advisor

Nneka Obasi

Operations & fundraising

Kenneth Perry

Technology training & Advancement

Peter Cremer

Marketing & Operations

Wade Gotwals

Yoga Teacher & Recruiter

Brian Frazier

Marketing & Music advancement

Founder @The Green Pet shop

Recording artist


We thank the representatives of these respective companies and institutions who have served us and facilitated partnerships.

We look forward to our continued relationships.

Andrea Marie Cargill

Special Partnerships & Operations

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1348 N Sedgwick St.

Chicago, IL, 60610



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