O - Youth Development

Simply Girls, Inc.

Simply Girls Inc. is committed to providing the tools and resources for all girls that will lead them to become productive citizens and active leaders in their communities. Simply Girls encourages and mentors girls to aspire and achieve greatness academically, emotionally and creatively.

Keep Your Hand Up

To encourage african american young men to stay in school and realize that learning can be cool. It is also our goal to allow law enforcement and young african american men to interact in a fun positive way. Mainly to allow young minority men to get to know the man/lady instead of judging them by their job or uniform.


SKJAJA Fund’s mission is to provide underprivileged children in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC the opportunity to participate in social and educational enrichment activities such as, but not limited to: team sports or camps, art or dance classes, educational camps; school band/orchestra, etc. In return for the funding received, recipients are required to "pay it forward" by completing a community service project.

The Ben and Pia Duncan Foundation

Faith, Education, Cultivation and Motivation is what the foundation is constructed on. The Ben and Pia Duncan Foundation strives to instill these principles in youth and in the community to help bridge the gap of opportunity to children and youth. The foundation will support education, through the granting of scholarships; provide valuable information, knowledge and resources; and provide a framework for new and innovative research to help narrow racial gaps and to improve the quality of life of all Americans across a wide spectrum of areas.

The Arts Empowerment Project

The Arts Empowerment Project believes in the transformative power of art to heal and inspire children impacted by violence and abuse. Our organization connects court-involved and at-risk children to existing arts and enrichment opportunities in Charlotte, and funds their tuition. In addition to connecting youth to existing arts opportunities, our organization develops and implements several programs per year.

Philharmonic Association, Inc.

The mission of the Philharmonic Association is to provide an opportunity for young musicians to learn, understand, and perform all genres of great classical and jazz music, to provide professional training to promote the students’ participation in and lifelong understanding and love of great classical and jazz music, and to increase family awareness and community interest to ensure continuing appreciation of, participation in, and financial support of these musical activities.