OUR VISION, MISSION, CORE VALUES
The Youth Entrepreneurship Development Foundation (YEDF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit Ohio Corporation established in April 2003 by Freddie Jones. The Foundation was founded to create an after-school program that would meet the educational deficits often found in students from the lower socio-economic segment of society. The program began in the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Area and is now being relaunched in the Metropolitan Washington DC Area. The after-school program is projected to start with the Fall 2020-2021 school year.
A time when more youth in urban communities enthusiastically demonstrate that they can bring about lasting and positive economic changes in their communities through entrepreneurship
To empower more African-American youth and families to become entrepreneurs
OUR CORE VALUES
Respect, Dignity, and Recognition:
We are committed to respecting each other in order to create and sustain an environment in which students, staff, board members, affiliates, and supporters work together as a team.
We are committed to inviting students to participate regardless of where they live, who are their parents; we are committed to encouraging students to express themselves; we acknowledge them for who they are, and we prepare them for what they can become.
We are committed to providing excellent service and to encouraging students and their parents to be the best they can be and to become and remain excellent life-long learners.
We are committed to being a champion for our students by providing the best support and encouragement—working with and encouraging their parents to do the same for their children.
We are committed to providing programs with integrity and of the highest quality.
We are committed and are keenly aware of our responsibility to students, their parents, our donors, and to the community in which we deliver services.
We are committed to seeking and sustaining strategic alliances with like-minded individuals and organizations who share these values and support YEDF’s vision and mission.