top of page

OUR PURPOSE

rs=w_776,h_388,cg_true.jpg

Our purpose is to ensure that youth from disadvantaged communities avoid the trajectory of poverty, violence, self-harm, and equip them to make wise life and career choices through Young Investors Group three pillars of investment—self, economic, and community investment

OUR MISSION

rs=w_776,h_388,cg_true.jpg

Our mission is to equip black youth with career exploration and education in finance and technology as tools to avoid risky behavior, make informed decisions and succeed both personal and professionally.

OUR VISION

rs=w_776,h_388,cg_true,m.jpg

It is our firm belief by the year 2030, Young Investors Group will positively impacting the lives of 10,000 disadvantaged youth, by equipping them an increase their emotional intelligence, their entry level earning power and provide exposure to the FINTECH industry.

ShiqueenBrown_Microsoft Headshot - Shiqueen brown.jpg
ShiqueenBrown_Microsoft Headshot - Shiqueen brown.jpg

Shiqueen Brown 

Board Member

Shiqueen is a creative, entrepreneur, working at the intersection of technology and social impact. 

She enjoy travel and believe collective entrepreneurship will move society forward. She gives back through her work with young women pivoting in their career, and through telling international travel stories around the world. 

She is the founder of Just level career workshops and Cultural Connect a travel vlog.

JACQUELINE “JACKIE” GLASS

Board Member

Jacqueline “Jackie” Glass is a self-proclaimed Certified Doer, Navy Veteran, Chicagoland native and a social entrepreneur working to improve markets and government policies influenced by racism, sexism, and classism. With her small media business, Rubbish, Jackie develops strategic media services for transforming female and parental leadership to an enabler of innovation for economic growth while promoting an in-home “civics first” mentality so that every citizen’s actions support global cities. She produces and hosts the Your Neighbor’s Hood and The Mayher Podcast and manages Head Call a female veteran platform, Mamas on the Block (MOB), DREAM Builders, and Hampton Roads Black Boy Joy initiatives.

rs=w_1200,h_1200,cg_true,m.jpg
Katie S.heic
Katie S.heic

Katie Stanley

Board Member

Meet Katie Stanley, a dynamic member of our board at the Young Investors Group. Katie excels in marketing, event planning, logistics, and community service. She's a passionate advocate for the arts and an avid nature explorer with a green thumb. Katie's work ethic is unmatched, and she's always ready to motivate and inspire. She actively supports the Young Investors Group and is known for her kindness and support. Katie Stanley, a valuable asset to our team and our community.

Larry Pendleton

BOARD MEMBER

Larry has been a CPA and strategist for over a decade with a focus on serving investors. He is also been a real estate investor for nearly a decade. Currently, we oversee over $4M in assets such as mortgage notes, multi & single family rentals, corporate housing, short-term rentals, and new developments.

Larry P.JPG

GALLERY

rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_720,cg_true,m
rs=w_720,cg_true
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true
rs=w_740,cg_true
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
rs=w_740,cg_true
rs=w_740,cg_true,m
Screenshot 2022-10-10 at 22.35.41.png

Our History

Young Investors Group is a social entrepreneurial internship that help at-risk teens with learning life skills by educating them on how to increase their emotional intelligence, hands on training in financial management, investments in real estate, business and wealth management to decrease generational poverty in high crime and low income zip codes. 

rs=w_1200,h_600,cg_true.jpg
Founder, Kezia Hendricks began her journey after one of her siblings was incarcerated for 15 years at age 14. It was her mission to empower youth who had been incarcerated or that lived in challenging environments. 2014 Kezia began to research ways to decrease mass juvenile incarceration and find ways to attract and inspire youth to identify the importance of personal  budgeting, savings, and creating a credible financial reputation to divert the trajectory of generational poverty and incarceration. Young Investors of Virginia "the program" began June of 2018. The organization Young Investors Group was awarded their certification as a non-profit 501(c)(3) October 2018. 

Kezia Hendricks - Founder 

KEZIA'S BODY OF WORK

Check out the articles on Kezia

rs=w_1040,h_200,cg_true.jpg
rs=w_740,h_200,cg_true.jpg
rs=h_200,cg_true,m.jpg
IMG_2715.HEIC

Young Investors Group's DEI Statement

At Young Investors Group, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential values that guide our mission to provide financial and technology education to black rising middle and high school youth in low-income and high-crime zip codes. We recognize that our work is crucial in creating opportunities for underrepresented and marginalized communities, and we are committed to fostering an environment that celebrates and respects differences.

We acknowledge the systemic and historical barriers that prevent access to quality education and financial resources for black and low-income communities. We believe that our programs can help bridge the gap and provide a pathway for our youth to succeed in the future. We are dedicated to providing a supportive and safe learning environment that prioritizes the needs and experiences of our youth.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. Our commitment to DEI means that we actively seek out and provide opportunities for black youth, especially those who live in low-income and high-crime areas, to access our programs. We aim to create a welcoming and inclusive community where everyone can feel comfortable to learn, ask questions, and participate in discussions.

As an organization, we strive to continuously learn, improve, and adapt to better serve our youth. We welcome and encourage feedback from our participants, staff, and partners to help us make our programs more accessible, equitable, and impactful. We are committed to promoting DEI not only within our organization but also in our communities and the broader FINTECH industry.

In summary, we at Young Investors Group believe that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is crucial to achieving our mission of providing financial and technology education to black rising middle and high school youth in low-income and high-crime zip codes. We are dedicated to creating a safe and inclusive environment where our youth can thrive and succeed.

bottom of page