About us

At Yuniverse Foundation, we seek out individuals who live with desire to change the world. We believe that the best way of doing that is by forcing them to think outside the box—and giving those who seek our help the resources they need, not just what they want.

 

The Yuniverse Foundation was officially incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in November, 2018. The first ever Virginia Underground Music Artist Festival "Endless Energy" was held on Saturday, May 11th. With over 300 people in attendance, music artists were given the platform to perform for the first time and expand their audience. Over $3,000 was raised that helped send kids to summer camp (2019). From then on Yuniverse has been making tremendous strides. 

Click Here to take a look back at what else we've done.

 

As of November 2018,

Yuniverse Foundation is a fiscally sponsored CORE Cause through the CORE Foundation, a 501(c)3, EIN #20-5997764 registered to solicit donations in the state of Virginia. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Our team
Joseph Dagbe (Showjoe)
Terry Redican
Ismail Khan (Khanklips)

Chief Media Officer

ismailakhan03@gmail.com

Cyrus Pendleton

Student Mentor Coordinator

pendletoncyrus@gmail.com

Colin Luongo 

Lead Project Manager

colinluongo02@gmail.com

Liam Brennan (LeprechaunFilms)

Chief Media Officer

ljbrennan422@gmail.com

Brian Adams 

YUniverse mentoring program

Yuniverse Foundation is offering a new mentoring program for high school and middle school students in the South Lakes High School and Herndon High School pyramid 

Students from 7th-12th grade can sign up for a mentor to meet in person, socially distanced, for 45 minutes every other week at an outdoor covered location in Reston or Herndon. For the weeks in between in-person meetings, students and mentors will connect on the phone for a 15 minute check-in call.

Mentors are either adults in the community or 11th-12th grade students from South Lakes or Herndon high school. Students in 11th-12th grade students interested in mentoring would be assigned as mentors to younger students, in 7th-9th grades.

After learning a student’s academic goals, students would continue to meet with their mentor on a biweekly basis to talk about school and other topics of interest. With regard to school, mentors can help talk through areas where a student may need some additional help to meet their goals, and then collaborate on ways to address them over time. Mentors can also help students talk through post-high school plans, extra-curricular activities and other interests a student might be interested in sharing.