Young Society, a 501(c)(3) organization was created in 2014 to positively impact youth through volunteerism, social events and media. Each event and volunteer opportunity highlights specific life skills (in areas such as:leadership development, social and emotional wellness) that enhances the overall well-being of all attendees.
YS hosts annual conferences for both girls and boys that is a day full of: live music, lunch, interactive sessions and motivational moments that will help ensure success in their everyday life. There is also a quarterly event called, Girl Chat that includes: networking sessions, shopping, insightful speakers with a powerful Q & A panel.
YS has expanded their platform by hosting The Impact Awards Dinner and Gala. This evening of fine dining, live music and beautiful inspiration celebrates the accomplishments of local youth, individuals and organizations that play a role in impacting today's youth in many ways. It is also a benefit fundraiser that helps YS continue in their effort of empowering youth as well as partnering with other organizations to make an even bigger difference. To date, YS has helped to provide food and clothing to dozens of families and youth transitioning out of the foster care system.
YS founder is award-winning author and speaker, Deandra Pritchett. Her passion is to serve others and lead a life of love and inspiration. She believes that we all have the capacity to make a beautiful difference in this world. This can be accomplished with personal effort, accountability, divine connections, insightful knowledge, discipline and great faith. Her vision for YS is to be a catalyst of change in the lives of our younger generation.