The National Youth Foundation (NYF) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through creative educational programming. Founded by Sophia Hanson in 2017, the mission of NYF is to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality through innovative team literary projects.
What We Do
The National Youth Foundation has three core programs. First, NYF created the Amazing Women's Edition competition for students to share stories of heroines in their communities. This is the only national student book competition focused on gender equality. Second, collaborating with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA and MLB, the National Youth Foundation administers the Student Book Scholars team writing contest. The focus of this writing competition is kindness and anti-bullying. Third, NYF visits underserved cities and towns across the country and collaborates with community centers and schools to host diversity-focused Youth Writing Workshops.