ELITE Youth Worldwide (ELITE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. ELITE is an acronym for Education, Leadership, Integrity, Togetherness, and Empowerment. It was founded August 2001 in Richmond, Virginia. ELITE works with at-risk youth in low to moderate income households between the ages of 15 to 19. Its mission is to develop financially responsible leaders. ELITE services Virginia, however it is expanding its territory to cover the District of Columbia (DC), and Maryland.
ELITE has been successful during its course of 16 years to change the course of many young adults. The program has assisted single mothers to get back into high school, graduate, and attend college. The unemployable become employable by offering extensive employment interviewing technique training. Building positive social skills. It has proven itself to be a safe place for young adults to come and discuss their issues and concerns with home and school.
ELITE’s vision is to see a new generation of leaders be birthed who will change the dynamics of business, family, and nations. They will rebuild positive family values, rebuild economic systems in impoverished neighborhoods, and possess an unwavering belief system.