Welcome to YBMKQ

Young Black Motivated Kings and Queens

YBMKQ is the leading Youth Organization in the greater Pittsburgh area - inspiring youth to embrace their true excellence while unleashing their inner potential. Our programs help our young adults shape their own values while providing them with all the tools, resources and support they need in order to evolve into confident leaders tomorrow. We welcome you to learn more about how we make a difference in our communities.


Who We Are

YBMKQ has been present since 2017 - providing exceptional enrichment and leadership development opportunities to youth in the greater Pittsburgh area. We offer youth an opportunity to create and mold their own unique experiences through our wide range of educational and leadership activities. We see the true power that our youth hold, and we have made it our mission to transform them into natural born leaders, ready to take on the world.


Upcoming Events

  • YBMKQ University: Summer Enrichment Program 2022
    Mon, Jun 13
    This Generation Connect
    Jun 13, 10:00 AM – Aug 05, 4:00 PM
    This Generation Connect, 827 Linden Ave, East Pittsburgh, PA 15112, USA
    The YBMKQ University Summer Enrichment Program is designed to create a safe creative learning space for young people.
  • YBMKQ 6 Year Anniversary | Women's Empowerment Panel
    Jul 08, 5:30 PM
    Slate Studio, 2517 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Our Women's Empowerment will be hosted by Patriece Thompson and feature 6 amazing panelist; Shayla Hawkins, Brittini Wright-Burley, Cydney Cooper, Darla Timbo, Ingrid Cook, and Jessica Brooks Woods! This a panel you do not want to miss! Join us to network!
  • YBMKQ 6 Year Anniversary | Black Tie Gala
    Sat, Jul 09
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Jul 09, 5:30 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation , 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Our Annual Gala will be hosted by Brian Burley of YngBlkPgh and our keynote speakers will be none other than Darrel Walls of the Walls Group & Act Church and Emiola Jay Oriola! This ticket includes admission to the YBMKQ 6 Year Anniversary Gala with a Plated Dinner Meal and Executive Valet Parking
  • Jul 10, 5:30 PM
    Pittsburgh, 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Our Gospel Explosion Concert will be hosted by Kahlil Darden & Darrel Walls of the Walls Groups and feature the amazing Kierra Sheard & Friends with an amazing line-up of opening artists! This ticket includes admission to the YBMKQ Gospel Explosion Concert.