YEAH is a Bay Area-based non-profit organization that provides opportunity youth with early awareness and access to post-secondary education and career options.
Youth Exposure Axcess Hub (YEAH) empowers students, enriching learning. We ensure access to tools, resources, and mentorship for their full potential. Our non-profit organization is dedicated to providing the best possible education for the youth. We strive to offer a supportive environment where students can grow and flourish. Our team of experienced educators and mentors are committed to providing students with the tools they need to succeed. We believe every student deserves a chance to achieve their full potential, and YEAH is here to make that a reality. Join us in our mission to empower young minds!
Our vision is to revolutionize the trajectory of opportunity youth by offering an unparalleled and transformative experience. We aspire to break down barriers and empower every individual in this group, ensuring they have the resources, guidance, and opportunities needed to not only prepare for but also achieve remarkable success in their collegiate pursuits and professional pathways. Through unwavering commitment and innovative approaches, we envision a future where all opportunity youth can confidently shape their own destinies and become thriving contributors to both academia and the workforce.
SEEKING & WHY
Inclusivity: The phrase "ALL opportunity youth" is an example of YEAH's dedication to inclusivity and not leaving any young person behind. YEAH is focused on reaching out to and supporting a diverse range of individuals who may come from various backgrounds and circumstances.
Unparalleled Experience: YEAH aims to provide something truly exceptional and unique. This encompasses personalized guidance, resources, mentorship, and opportunities that go beyond standard educational support.
Preparation for College and Career: YEAH is not solely focused on preparing individuals for college; they also emphasize preparing for successful careers. This broader approach recognizes that success in both higher education and the workforce are interconnected and critical for long-term achievement.
Overall, YEAH's mission statement is dedicated to equipping opportunity youth with the tools they need to overcome obstacles, make informed decisions, and achieve their full potential in both their academic and professional pursuits.
Danielle is the Founder and CEO of Youth Exposure & Axcess Hub, with 17 years of educational leadership experience from Oakland, CA. She is also a College Women’s Basketball Coach and has been fortunate to have the opportunity to connect both her passion for education and sports to support over 1,000 student-athletes to accomplish the goals that they have set out for themselves, and she has played a pivotal role in helping them balance their athletic pursuits with their academic and personal aspirations.
Combining her passion for education and sports, Danielle's role as a College Women's Basketball Coach is noteworthy. This position not only allows her to engage with student-athletes on the court but also offers a platform to provide guidance and mentorship off the court.
Danielle's ability to connect education and sports underscores the idea that these two domains are not mutually exclusive. Instead, they can complement each other and provide students with holistic growth opportunities. Her achievements also highlight the positive impact that individuals who are passionate about both education and sports can have on the lives of young people.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.
Aisha Brown is a community leader, public relations strategist, organizational development consultant and advocate. She has committed herself professionally and personally to improving her community in the Bay Area.
Amber is a seasoned professional with more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, community organizing, and local government affairs. Throughout her career, she has focused on using the power of storytelling to drive positive change.
Duane is an experienced leader in nonprofits, entrepreneurial start ups and youth empowerment initiatives. After creating his first business while in high school, Duane continued to grow as an innovator and company founder during his many activities as an undergrad at the University of Iowa.
Kiani is an educator, healer, and youth development specialist from San Francisco, CA. She has worked in youth development for over ten years, specializing in culturally relevant practices and equity in under-resourced communities in San Francisco.