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

  • Mon, Oct 18
    Allegheny Traditional Academy
    Oct 18, 2021, 4:00 PM – Jun 03, 2022, 7:00 PM
    Allegheny Traditional Academy , 810 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    The YBMKQ University After School Enrichment Program is designed to create a safe creative learning space for young people.

Young, Black, and Motivated

Impacting the Lives of Youth Since 2016

Young Black Motivated Kings & Queens (YBMKQ) is a community-based organization made up of some of the most dedicated young men and women of the city. We have been in existence since the summer of 2016. In the face of constant discouragement and scrutiny, a group of young men and women have chosen to stand apart and show the community that young black kings and queens are active, motivated, and empowered to be the change. Our awareness of how we are often depicted in mainstream media, and even perceived by some of our peers. YBMKQ is our attempt to counteract this narrative by embracing our agency and inviting others to do the same, no matter their circumstance or background. Our primary mission is engaging high school-aged youth in becoming the leaders of tomorrow while serving the community. In addition to providing enriching opportunities for youth, we also plan events for community members to come out to build strong connections with the youth, and network.


Mentoring Opportunities

Making a Difference One Child at a Time

A huge part of our success is due to mentorship. We wouldn’t have the resources or opportunities without the help of the people around us. That being said, we want to pay it forward and serve the young people around us. Our goal is to be for them, more of what we wish we would've had growing up.

Fundraising Opportunities

Making a Difference One Child at a Time

At YBMKQ, we strive to empower the lives of youth in the Pittsburgh community through our variety of programs. Our Fundraising Opportunities is designed to provide youngsters with all the tools they need to be great leaders tomorrow. We are happy to be the driving force behind the development of our children, and hope to continue making a difference in their lives.


Community Service

Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. We believe that we are bettering the world every time we do community service.

Event Planning

Detail Oriented Planning with a Youthful Swag

Do you need an event solely planned by youth or even just need to sprinkle the youth touch? Search no further, the YBMKQ team is here to make all youth events happen! Let us know your
needs and we will fulfill them!



Building a Better Future

After the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, YBMKQ saw how important it was for young people like ourselves to stand up for our own lives because if we don’t then no one else will! Activism, youth-activism to be exact serves a huge role in our community and we have seen that no one seems to listen unless youth stand up and stand out against the injustices they face every day!

News and Updates

At YBMKQ, we have been involved with our ever growing community, and are happy to share our achievements with you. For many years, we have been making a difference in the lives of youth in the greater Pittsburgh area, and we take pride in everything we do. Read all about our latest updates, and get involved today!


Contact Us

Pittsburgh PA United States

(412) 620-8084

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