About Us

Building a Legacy: UYKQ's History, Vision, and Core Values

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, Haneef 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. In 2019 Haneef was awarded the Edgar A. Baker Award by EMAN.

UYKQ founder Haneef Hill with softball players
UYKQ Morton field

Making a Positive Impact in Philadelphia

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.

Sports and Wellness

Our focus is on promoting the wellness of our community through sports and activities, and we aim to contribute to a healthier tomorrow.

Educational Opportunities

We believe in the power of education to empower individuals and drive social change.


Experience the Journey of UYKQ

Explore the milestones and growth of UYKQ since its inception.


UYKQ was founded


UYKQ rolled out it's Youth Basketball Program

UYKQ basketball player


UYKQ Rollout Baseball Clinics and Winter Basketball Program

UYKQ softball clinic


UYKQ Host First Kings & Queens Awards Banquet

UYKQ banquet

FALL 2019

UYKQ Launches Queens Mentor Program and Warriors Travel Baseball in Germantown

UYKQ baseball group photo

FALL 2021

UYKQ opens its first After School Program at Houston Elementary School in Mt. Airy

UYKQ after-school group photo


UYKQ Expands Lady Warriros Softball to 7 - 9 yr olds and begins Quickball program for 4 - 6 year olds.

UYKQ softball player running
UYKQ baseball huddle
"Urban Youth Kings & Queens is an outstanding organization dedicated to to the positive development of young boys and girls in baseball and basketball. So proud my son is an active participant!.

Wendy Wallace

Support our mission today!

You can make a difference by donating, volunteering, or partnering with us. Together, we can create positive change in our community.