Urban Youth Kings & Queens Inc. was founded December 12, 2016 by Haneef Hill. His vision was to stabilize and strengthening children in the community through productive programming while improving the living experiences of the youth he served. Raised in the Northwest section of the city, Hill developed the organization as a streamline for him to give back to his community while understanding the importance of community programs, and providing adequate opportunities to youth.
Our mission is to educate and empower Philadelphia’s children and adolescents through wellness, sports, and after-school programs to recognize their talents, pursue college, and become leaders in their communities.
The goal of Urban Youth Kings & Queens is to create the next generation of Philadelphia’s community leaders by preparing our children for college and beyond. Our objectives are to overcome the factors that prevent young people from achieving their potential. At its core, each program offered by UYKQ seeks to improve academic performance, foster resilience, build character, develop sportsmanship, and teach health and wellness skills.
DECEMBER 12, 2016
UYKQ was founded by Haneef Hill
UYKQ rolled out it's Youth Basketball Program
UYKQ Implement 24 Chess Club in Mt. Airy and it's First Coat Giveaway
UYKQ Rollout Baseball Clinics and Winter Basketball Program
UYKQ Rollout Youth Baseball and Host First Bowling Fundraiser
UYKQ Rollout Fall Basketball Clinics
UYKQ Launches Warriors Travel Basketball Program
UYKQ Host First Kings & Queens Awards Banquet
UYKQ Launches Queens Mentor Program and Warriors Travel Baseball in Germantown
Founding President & CEO Haneef Hill, Nominated for Edgar A. Baker Award by EMAN
UYKQ Youth Baseball Program in Germantown @ Morton Playground
UYKQ Launches Virtual Remote Learning Program in response to COVID-19 Pandemic
UYKQ Expands Baseball in Germantown to Vernon Park with T-Ball
UYKQ Launches Lady Warriors Softball for Girls 11 - 14
UYKQ opens its first After School Program at Houston Elementary School in Mt. Airy
UYKQ launches it's first Summer Basketball Camp at SCH with 100+ participants
UYKQ added second site for After School Program @ CW Henry on October 7, 2022
UYKQ celebrates 6 years of Service on December 12, 2022
UYKQ Expands Lady Warriros Softball to 7 - 9 yr olds and begins Quickball program for 4 - 6 year olds
UYKQ was granted full use of the Fieldhouse @ Morton Playground by Council Member Cindy Bass on August 3, 2023.