Welcome to Our Village!!!
501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
Dumfries, VA 22026
501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
Dumfries, VA 22026
Tomorrow’s Cultivating Youth Inc., better known as TCYouth Inc., all began when a woman had a dream. A dream to give back to the youth and teach them what she was never taught, as a young teen or an adult, what was needed to succeed in life, like financial literacy and more. By building a community “a village“ for the youth to come to and feel safe, where they know their needs would be helped and not frowned upon or turned away. In the name itself you can see the vision that TCYouth Inc holds; Cultivating meaning to improve or develop and that is what this non-profit organization has done since day one.
TCYouth was established in April 2017 by our founder Traci Ali, who convinced her bestie, Tracey Thomas to come on board as co-founder and Vice President. Once these ladies were able to put their vision into motion, they soon began the search for qualified and loving board members whom they knew would share this same vision for the youth. Ariele Monroe, daughter of Traci Ali joined the board as TCY’s treasurer. Seven months later after expanding and progressing two more board members joined forces with TCY, Sharmine Jones and Rolando Brooks. Because of these five dedicated individuals who all shared the love for the youth TCY has grown to over 200 youth, 9 board members, many volunteers and now offers adult memberships with currently two active members. Tomorrow’s Cultivating Youth continues to grown everyday and there is and will be more history made.
MISSION: To empower and cultivate the youth of today to become tomorrow’s leaders by fostering positive mental and physical health through our mentorship program.
Are you passionate about the youth and what TCYouth Inc is doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help make our vision a reality. We'll find a place for you to volunteer that energy that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Charity Status: We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax exempt public charity established and organized in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!!!
Why become an Adult Member with TCYouth Inc.?
-Have a passion for the youth but don't really want to be a board member?
-Want to invest in the wellness and growth of the youth?
-Want to advocate for the youth?
-Want to network with other organizations, the schools and community?
We invite you all to join TCYouth Inc. as an Adult Member to help build our VILLAGE!!
TRACI M. ALI
Owner/Director – KBH Learning Academy
Traci Ali, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey has a sincere love and
passion for the youth. She currently holds
her Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Human Resources. She
currently held the positions of Payroll Manager for over ten (10) yeas and
a Human Resources Manager. After careful consideration, she decided to return to her first love, teaching children. She previously taught special need education, in Newark, New Jersey at the New Ark School and a degreed substitute teacher for Prince William County Schools from 2003-2005. She was also a girl scout leader in New Jersey for over six (6) years and then for three (3) years in Prince Williams County. She is a mother of 4 amazing children and 1 grandchild. She currently serves on the Stafford County Superintendent’s Leadership Advisory Committee and several other youth boards to bring knowledge and skills to the youth in the community.
She is currently self-employed, as a Director/Owner of Knowledge Begins Here Learning Academy and teaches homeschoolers since 2012. She is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED and Medical Authorization Training (M.A.T.). She’s committed to the youth in the communities and proved this by creating a 501(c)3 non profit youth charity organization, called Tomorrow’s Cultivating Youth (TCYouth) Inc. in 2017.
Born in Milwaukee, WI, Sharmine Jones realized that she had a passion for the youth and actively sought to be a volunteer in her community at a young age. Her personal motto was to “Make a Difference”. Always willing to offer a helping hand from Brownies (Girl Scouts) to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., the importance of giving back to the community has been a resounding passion in Mrs. Jones’s life.
It was with pleasure that Mrs. Jones joined Tomorrow Cultivating Youth as the org motto “It takes a village” accurately reflected Mrs. Jones growing understanding of the socioeconomic changes that many are confronted with. This motto resonated with Mrs. Jones as she once served as an investigator for child abuse and neglect and realized it was the absence of this village (i.e. support system) that allowed some families to fall into disarray. Additionally, with the current school curriculum TCYouth, Inc., stands in the void to offer workshops, tutoring, and assistance that were either no longer offered or was never an option.
Currently Mrs. Jones sits on the Executive Board and serves as the Volunteer Director. She is prior military having serve in the U.S. Coast Guard for twenty years, first as an enlisted member and later as an Officer. Mrs. Jones has a Bachelor of Social Work from Jackson State University and a Masters in Human Services specializing in Social and Community Program from Capella. She is also a published author and writes under the pen name S.N.M. Jones.
Born and raised in Brooklyn New York,
Conchita N. Edmonds
TCYouth Inc. Sponsorship Director (Board Member)
Joined in 2020
Conchita N. Edmonds (Irby) was born in 1968, in our nation capital, in Washington DC.
Conchita is a Business Analyst (Team Lead), Contractor with Culmen International
Capability Delivery Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)/DHS.
Conchita joined “Tomorrow Cultivating Youth” in 2020. Working with the youth has always been her passion. “It Takes a Village” which is TCYouth motto, supporting our youth in the community.
Conchita is the mother of one son, Mr. Chaz Pando and a stepdaughter Dorian Jade. She has 4 beautiful granddaughters. A graduate from Garfield Senior High School in Woodbridge, VA, she attended Northern VA Community College, where she studied music (voice) and business, and later graduated from Washington Business School with an Executive Secretariat.
Conchita is also a member of Pride of Fairfax OES Chapter No. 225 and other organizations include Streetlight Ministries”, “Act Shelter”, “Thurman Brisbane” and a host of other outreach program that feeds the homeless in the Northern. VA.
Conchita is also a member of Mut’im Court No. 224, Royal Commandress of Fredericksburg Royal Court No. 6, in Fredericksburg, VA, and a member of the NAACP Chapter. Mut’im Court Voter registration Chair for Prince William County.
Rolando Brooks, born in California is a Navy Veteran of 16 years. Rolando came on board member in July of 2018. He is a great mentor and leader for our young men.
Samantha McCllelan - Adult Membership Program Director
Tracey Ward - Retreat Sponsorship Program Lead
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As we prepare for our 3rd Annual Youth Retreat at the Embassy Suites Springfield VA, all inclusive, 3-days/2 nights, where we focus on self worth, suicide awareness, bullying, drug abuse and more, if you register during the month of May, you’ll receive $25 off of your registration total.
Congratulations to our Founder/President on being the Honoree/Recipient of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-PWCC 2022 Courageous Generational Women’s Leadership Award on Financial Literacy! We are so very proud of our Founder.
Congratulations TCYouth Inc on being a recipient of the Rosie‘s Gaming Community Give back grant.
Thank you Rick and Megan for believing in our Financial Literacy Program. With your grant we can reach more youth.
Come out and learn about financial literacy. Understanding your paycheck; completing your employment form; credit scores and how it works; debit card vs credit cards; what’s APR, YTDs, voluntary and involuntary deductions and more!
A floor-size "Real Life Expenditures Budet-O-Poly" Game has been created to teach the youth how to budget while coming across real life circumstances. Debit and credits, emergencies, etc.
Ask question about opening an account, how does it work, what’s the difference between debit cards And credit Cards. How does APR work and what does it mean? What question to ask before opening an account (make sure its the right account for you) And more.
Giving the youth a more interactive and fun way of learning.
Stay on track for the 2022-2023 school year. Set realistic and touchable goals.
Credit hours needed to graduate!
Align curriculum with college courses!
FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO EVERY REGISTERED YOUTH. (While supplies last)!
Write your goals down. Start with a daily goal or weekly goal and watch how successful you‘ll be, how it will make you feel. Then, move onto other goals.
WHY JOIN OUR VILLAGE? Being a youth with the TCYouth Village is an awesome membership. We are a village of volunteers who care about the success of your youth and want to see them succeed beyond high school.
We are currently partnered with Stafford and Prince William County Schools to bring a wealth of knowledge, mentorship, leadership training, financial literacy, budgeting, career planning and so much more to the youth. Also partnered with Navy Federal Credit Union to teach our youth about financial literacy.
We prepare the elementary youth for middle school; middle school youth for high school; and high school youth for "Adulthood" whether it's college bound or workforce bound.
The young ladies were all asked to look into the mirror; write down something they DON'T like about themselves. Then we took that piece of paper and burned it; not bury it because when you bury something it can come back up. They all clapped afterwards.
The young ladies were all provided a spa bag that included flipflops, and everything needed to pamper themselves. They were taught how to make their own lip scrubs and explained the importance of taking care of self. Ms. Kelia Johnson of Euphorik did an amazing job.
THANK YOU MS. JOHNSON!!!
What they are saying about is?
Great team work; learning how to work together to win and beat the opposed!
We are currently partnered with PWCounty Schools/Sparks Department to teach the youth, grades 5th thru 12th; life learning skills, financial literacy, investing, budgeting, checking and savings account comparison, credit scores, career planning & goal setting, SOL prep, tutoring and FREE WORKSHOPS!!!
Currently partnered with Stafford County Schools to offer the same dynamic services as our Prince William County School Branch - serving grades 5th thru 12th!
Financial Fitness, Basic Life-Skills, homework assistance, FAFSA and financial aid workshops, and more!
Happy Birthday to all of our August Birthdays:
We are dedicated to improving the lives of the youth in our communities through financial literacy, goal setting, career building & planning, suicide awareness & self-love and more. Your contribution today helps us keep our vision alive and make a difference In their lives of so many youth.
Please find our youth membership forms to download, complete and scan to: email@example.com
We appreciate and recognize all of our donors, whether in-kind or monetary
Thank you Ms. Anu-Manager!
Thank you Mr.Barry Suber, Manager for believing in us!
Special thank you to the Ross/Store-based Giving Program, for believing in TCYouth Inc.
Special Thank You to Ms. Tiffany Gray, Store Manager for believing in TCYouth Inc on more than one occasion. We appreciate you!
Walmart Store #1833
Special Thank You to Ms. , Store Manager for believing in TCYouth Inc on more than one occasion. We appreciate you!
Blair & Tyneisha Gibbs
Azeez Coker (Annual donors to TCY)
Ebony Lee (Annual donors to TCY)
Fred & Carole Barnes
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson and Pamela Madison
Dawn & Cedric Gersher-Irwin
Thank you Ms. Tiffany for believing in TCYouth Inc
2022 Rosie‘s Give Back Grant Recipient. Because of you we can continue our Financial Literacy Workshopa.
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