Since our founding in 2001, Y INTERACT has been an active member of our community providing creative energy, services, time and support to many NYC-based charities. We are proud supporters of the following not-for-profits that positively impact kids' lives.
Cool Culture helps over 50,000 income-eligible families access and enjoy 90 of NYC's world-class cultural institutions for free, providing children with experiences that improve literacy and learning, and empowering parents to become their child’s first educator.
Y INTERACT partners with Cool Culture to donate video production services for many events throughout the year, including the annual Culture Fair, Family Leader workshops, and more. Y INTERACT is a proud Museum Ally Sponsor of the upcoming Cool Culture UnGala, May 18th, at Phillips Auction House - website donated by Y INTERACT. Learn more about Cool Culture at www.coolculture.org.
The Race for Kids is an annual marketing summit and charity fundraiser in support of three amazing youth organizations: The Hope & Heroes | Columbia University, Downey Side Adoption Agency, and The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Since 2000, the Race for Kids has raised over $2.2 million, and Y INTERACT has been a proud sponsor and contributor since 2003 - donating our team’s full creative services behind this three-day event, including website design, video production, and event production. www.fcsraceforkids.org.
Covenant House is the largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth.
Covenant House is more than a Y INTERACT client partner. For the last two years, Ahmed Yearwood, Y INTERACT Owner & Founder, has teamed up with Certé, client partner and NYC catering group, to sleep out - spending a night on the street to raise money and awareness for homeless teens. In the last two years, our team, Box Cutters, has raised over $25,000. We’ll be back out for the Executive Sleep Out 2016 on November 17th, (with $40,000 in our cross hairs!) www.covenanthouse.org
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC’s mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better.
Ahmed Yearwood has been an NYC Big Brother - organizing one-on-one adventures with his “Little” throughout NYC, including museum visits, sightseeing, sporting events, concerts and shows, and sometimes just a good old-fashioned lunch and chat. www.bigsnyc.org.