EYC 2.0: Endowment for Youth Committee Looks Beyond Money to Provide Long-Term Opportunity

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Endowment for Youth Committee

Phone: (805) 691-9788
President: Guy R. Walker


The Endowment for Youth Committee is a 501c.3 Charitable Organization serving young people who are primarily from underserved and underrepresented communities. The EYC has particular interest and focus on creating opportunities that lead to successful outcomes for young African American boys and men.
Our Mission is to unlock the full potential of young African American boys and men by providing opportunities that maximize shared community, prosperity and personal growth goals and objectives.
Our Vision is to function as a model to maximize the academic, economic and social outcomes of young underserved and underrepresented students on the Central Coast.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

A Pathway to Success for African American Students

“Endowment for Youth has been the leading organization aimed at improving academic outcomes for African American youth in Santa Barbara for decades. In addition to providing scholarships, the organization offers individualized support and guidance based on the individual student/family needs in creating a pathway to college and beyond. Now more than ever, our community can and should provide a reliable pathway for success for local African American students, and Endowment for Youth remains an essential partner in that effort.”
Author– Jon Clark, President. The James S. Bower Foundation

More Black Board Members and Scholars 

As Endowment for Youth Committee Board President, Walker points out, Santa Barbara needs more diversity on its nonprofit boards. While EYC’s board is diverse, the organization would like to see it grow. If you are interested, they are looking for smart, dedicated leaders to join their cause.
And always, EYC needs support for scholars like Sheona Richardson Som and the many that will come after her. To learn more, you can reach out at: info@E-Y-C.org or call (805) 691-9758.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Dr. Christopher Johnson, President
Guy R. Walker, Past President / Secretary
Charles Rogers, Treasurer
Gloria Mantooth
Greg Marsh
Mitch Torina
Cliff Lambert,Director, Emeritus