At Youth Corporation, Inc. (YCI), we’re dedicated to fostering societal improvement and dismantling the pipeline to incarceration by focusing on critical issues that impact individual and societal well-being. Our latest endeavor, chartering shares of stock to fund workforce development and education, alongside justice system reform, represents a significant stride toward our mission.

A Historic Meeting That Spells Change

In an unprecedented event that can only be described as a divine appointment, YCI found itself at the heart of a historic gathering at the General Assembly. It was a day where politics and purpose aligned, marking a pivotal moment in our journey to reform the criminal justice system.

Central to this momentous day was Mimi, an 8-year-old youth advocate whose presence symbolized the innocence and potential that our efforts aim to protect. Mimi’s interaction with key political figures not only highlighted the urgency of our cause but also the universal appeal it holds.

Champions of Change

Among the distinguished attendees was Speaker of the House, Don Scott, whose own journey from a criminal record to a position of significant political influence embodies the very essence of redemption and transformation we advocate for. His commitment to rehabilitating the criminal justice system resonates deeply with our vision of nurturing safe and healthy communities through avenues like the Construction Trade.

Delegate Michael Jones and Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears, each influential in their respective rights, bring a wealth of experience and dedication to the table. Their involvement signifies a collective movement towards a system that favors rehabilitation over punishment, and education over incarceration.

A Collective Vision for the Future

Our gathering was further enriched by the presence of esteemed leaders such as Eny Osung, Wardell S. Willie Lanier, Jr., and Dr. Chrys-Ann Ambrose, to name a few. Their diverse backgrounds, ranging from academia to the music industry, underscore the multifaceted approach we’re adopting to address the complexities of systemic reform.

Join Us in This Noble Endeavor

We stand at a watershed moment, poised to effect tangible change in the criminal justice system and, by extension, society at large. This is a call to action for all who share our vision of a just, equitable society where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.

As we chart the course forward, we invite you to be part of this transformative journey. Whether through advocacy, investment, or volunteerism, your contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of many.

A Future Rooted in Hope and Action

In closing, we at YCI are buoyed by the promise of what lies ahead. With the support of political allies, community leaders, and compassionate citizens, we are confident in our ability to build better societies, one life at a time.

Stay tuned for updates on our progress and learn how you can contribute to this noble cause. Together, we can turn the tide towards a future where justice and opportunity go hand in hand.


At Youth Corporation, Inc., we believe in the power of unity and social entrepreneurship to break the pipeline from schools to jails. On the occasion of Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, we organized a remarkable event that brought fathers, police officers, and the community together. The event aimed to celebrate black culture, promote fatherhood, and raise awareness about the urgent need to end violence in our society.

Promoting Unity and Breaking Barriers

The day of celebration was a testament to the strength of unity. Fathers, who play a vital role in shaping the lives of young adults, were invited to join hands with police officers and the wider community. It was an opportunity for meaningful connections to form, breaking down barriers and fostering understanding between different stakeholders. By coming together on this significant day, we aimed to build bridges of empathy and collaboration, paving the way for a more inclusive and harmonious society.

Honoring Black Culture

Juneteenth serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience, strength, and achievements of the African American community throughout history. Our event was designed to celebrate and honor black culture, showcasing its rich heritage, art, music, and contributions to society. Through performances, exhibitions, and interactive activities, we aimed to foster a deep appreciation for black culture among attendees, promoting diversity and cultural understanding.

Raising Awareness about Ending Violence

Violence continues to plague our communities, affecting the lives of young adults in particular. Our event sought to shed light on this issue and encourage proactive efforts towards ending violence. By bringing together fathers, police officers, and the community, we created a safe and open space for dialogue, sharing experiences, and exploring effective solutions. By addressing the root causes of violence and promoting alternatives such as social entrepreneurship, we believe we can break the cycle and create a better future for young adults.

The Juneteenth celebration organized by Youth Corporation, Inc. was a resounding success, thanks to the collective effort and participation of fathers, police officers, and the community. It served as a powerful reminder of the importance of unity, while highlighting the richness of black culture and the significance of fatherhood. By harnessing the spirit of Juneteenth, we not only celebrated the emancipation of enslaved African Americans but also raised awareness about the pressing need to end violence and empower young adults to become social entrepreneurs. Together, we can build a brighter and more inclusive future for all.

On the latest episode of the “Middle Ground with JLE” podcast, Jeffrey L. Edwards sat down with Elizabeth Charity, the Founder of Youth Corporation, Inc. (YCI), to discuss the progress that YCI has made since its inception. YCI is a for-profit corporation that provides educational and professional development opportunities for young adults in underserved communities. During the interview, Elizabeth discussed the challenges that YCI faced in its early days and how the organization has evolved over time.

Elizabeth also discussed YCI’s plans for the future. She stated that the organization is focused on expanding its reach and impact by developing new programs and initiatives that address the specific needs of the communities it serves. In addition, YCI is working to build stronger partnerships with other for-profit and non-profit organizations and community leaders to maximize its impact.

Overall, the interview provided great insight into the work that YCI is doing to support young people in underserved communities. Elizabeth’s passion for the cause was evident throughout the conversation, and it was inspiring to hear about the progress that YCI has made in helping young people achieve their full potential. The “Middle Ground with JLE” podcast is a great platform for sharing stories like this, and we look forward to hearing more about the important work that YCI is doing in the future.

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Elizabeth Charity is a leader in her field, and her expertise was recently featured on FM93.5 the BURG radio station. She was brought in to speak on the importance of YCI/YOS and how it has helped countless individuals over its storied past. Her words clarify what it means to be part of something larger, not only for those enrolled but for everyone connected by the ripple-effects created when opportunity arrives. Having seen firsthand the positive change that workforce development and community outreach can bring about, Elizabeth shared stories of triumph from graduates who have found success after completing their program and also provided insight into what new people entering should expect from their experience with YCI.

Special thanks to FM93.5 The Burg

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We want to congratulate Liz Charity, founder of YCI, for taking and completing Clark Construction’s Strategic Partnership Program.

The completion of this program marks another step in YCI’s journey toward saving the youth by providing essential training and services to at-risk youths. YCI’s Eric Wickenhouser, a board member, will be leading YCI in all things construction. We have plans to deliver a curriculum to participating correctional facilities in order to train youth in the art of building. Career paths abound and there is a strong need for tradespeople in this current day and age. YCI is here to create jobs and job-ready individuals.

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YCI and Clark’s Construction do not have an active partnership. This write-up celebrates our founder’s completion of Clark’s Construction Strategic Partnership Program and should not be misconstrued as an actual partnership between the two parties.

From Clark’s Construction:

Our commitment to small businesses extends beyond any contracting goal. For more than a decade, Clark has invested in the growth and development of small businesses nationwide through our Strategic Partnership Program – an executive education course designed to give small business owners a solid foundation for smart, sustainable growth. Since its inception, nearly 1,200 entrepreneurs and business leaders have completed the program nationwide, opening the doors to greater economic opportunity while strengthening our industry and communities.

Youth Corporation, Inc. is honored to participate in the organization and actuation of the 1 million children March at the Capital on September 17, 2022, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We are highly concerned about the state of our country with regard to gun violence and child harm. We have acquired the necessary permits and permissions to exercise our right to assemble and speak out on these heartbreaking issues. YCI is officially calling for action from the governor’s office. Each leader of Virginia’s government has taken an oath to protect and to serve the people of Virginia, including children.

Governor Youngkin, will you speak out? Will you raise the flag with us and call for the end of child harm?

Youth Corporation, Inc. is a private company with outstanding shares of stock. Youth Corporation, Inc works to provide “socially challenged” young adults with the opportunity to experience true change. Our solutions are creatively engineered to be both strategic and compassionate. We believe that we can break the cycle of recidivism in distressed communities and build better societies if we effectively and affectionately prepare our young adults for life by facilitating authentic, self-actuated growth. In doing so, we help them develop their character and gain the knowledge that they will use as they become sound-minded individuals leading joyful, productive lives.

If you would like to purchase shares of stock or get involved, contact us.