New Perspectives - September, 2002 Issue #97
Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation
The Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, a not-for-profit
organization founded in 1988 by All-Pro Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green, provides after school and summer
programs for youth ages 5 to 18 who live in insecure environments. There are currently five youth training centers that are located
in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington, DC.
The Foundation consists of Learning Centers equipped with qualified staff and adult volunteers who are committed to providing academic
instruction and bringing value-based training to children. By identifying each child’s strength’s and needs, a comprehensive plan
is developed to assist the child with math, reading, and other subjects as well as life preparation instruction. Parenting classes
and family activities are also provided, and a “values-based” mentoring program pairs participants with caring adults who help the
young person develop healthy skills necessary for them to develop into healthy adults.