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We envision a world where youth maintain a lifelong standard of living for generations to come.

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Influencing youth spiritually, mentally, physically, and intellectually through positive adult leadership. 

Our Mission

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Our Story

Youth Communication was created to reach inner city youth and enhance their lives spiritually, mentally, and physically. We have accomplished this goal this far by providing meals in the summer, a summer sports camp, tutoring, and guest speakers. 


Since the inception of Youth Communication Inc., our belief is when given the opportunity all children deserve to thrive to their full potential. With the help of our mentors the community youth will become equipped to see their dreams become a reality. 

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Youth Communication Inc founder Tawana Drakes

Our Founder

Tawana Drakes is a wife and mother of two adult children, she has six grandchildren. All of her life Tawana has lived in Dayton. She has 24 years of experience working with youth. Having a great sense of gratitude with the opportunity to work with young people and have a positive impact on her community.


Tawana says, "I truly believe it takes a village and I'm going to continue to contribute to the well-being of all youth I'm in contact with."

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Our Future

In the future we plan to add a year round before and after school program and a daycare. We will also create our own sports league with basketball, cheerleading, and soccer to compete throughout the city. As well as, a drill team and drum corp. We would like to add residential camps for students to experience camp away from home. We will also be adding workshops for gardening, cooking, financial management, and exposure to the arts.

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