Welcome to Y.E.L.L

Young Educated Living Liberated



The Y.E.L.L Program® is the vision of Mr. Richard B. Knox. It is a  non profit community based organization mentoring and self-enrichment program aimed at providing urban youth in Philadelphia and Chester Pennsylvania with positive role models to help promote increased self-esteem, character building, civic engagement and academic aptitude. 

The name of the organization is Y.E.L.L, which is an acronym for Young, Educated, Living, and Liberated. Our organization deals with urban youth from age 5 years to the age of 18 years. The mission of The Y.E.L.L Program® is to empower and inspire urban youth to successfully become productive and self-sufficient adults.

The Y.E.L.L Program® seeks to identify and assist urban youth, and their biological parents or caregivers, with a carefully selected volunteer mentor who will assist in the youth in becoming a responsible and productive adult, by developing a long-term, nurturing, and mentoring one-one-one relationship. Self-enrichment and adult independence workshops such as, tutoring, counseling, parenting skills, computer/pc skills, presentation and communication skills, character building workshops, volunteerism and community service, social and recreational activities .


As a nonprofit community based organization, we need more resources. We are also soliciting, community centers, schools, and colleges to allow us to use some of there space as drop off locations for our coats and toys. We are also seeking businesses to provide volunteer mentors, assist with operating costs, annual scholarships, in-kind gifts, such as tickets to sporting events, job training, job placement and shadowing days. It is important to introduce our youth to the business world, and with your help we can do just that. We also are in need of tutors in the areas of math and science. Education is vital to the youth. Teaching our youth a better way of life through educating them, will better equip them for the future.

Again we are asking for your assistance. It takes a village to raise a child. We cannot do it all by ourselves, we are better together. We hope that you can join us in our effort to help our youth. 


About Us

How We're Helping


We are a community-based organization mentor and social service providers. Focused on helping make  youth  better, happier and successful through academic, socail and career support. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize college field trips, academic assistance, counseling and family support. It is our passion to produce productive educated, productive and happy youth.

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Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for suporters to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to support that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

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Contact Us

601 Upland Avenue Upland Pa, 19015

Suites 211-213

Mailing address-P.O.BOX 1214

Brookhaven, pa 19015


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed


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