UYKQ TEAM MEMBERS
President & CEO
Haneef Hill is the Founding President & CEO of UYKQ. Haneef has been heavily involved in the development of urban youth for over two decades. He has dedicated most of his adulthood providing opportunities and resources to youth while inspiring them to achieve any goal possible through sports and academics. In addition to his passion for working with youth, Haneef has a strong background in operations, financial management and analysis, quality improvement and strategic planning. Raised in Mt, Airy section of Philadelphia, Haneef is a graduate of Lankenau High School, he earned his Bachelors in Sport Management from Virginia State University and his Masters in Business Management from Strayer University.
"What inspires me most about my work with UYKQ is impacting so many lives and creating opportunities for others to find a new passion for themselves. Not only do the children benefit, but the community, coaches, mentors and staff all share an equal take through the opportunities that we create and the changes we bring to others lives."
ALIETTE PETITE (ALI)
Aliette Petite has been a member of the UYKQ Community since 2017 when she initially enrolled her 2 boys in our youth basketball program. Since then, Ali has involved herself as a regular volunteer in UYKQ Programs as a Coach and a Mentor. She has a strong passion for working with youth and serving her community. Ali currently holds an Associates from Community College of Philadelphia and is pursuing her Bachelors in Information Systems and Technology from Penn State. She has worked for the Philadelphia School District as a Special Education Assistant and she has also Coached youth sports with I9 Sports.
" I have always had a passion for working with children and UYKQ has afforded me the opportunity to continue that work and allow my boys to participate in some great sports activities as well. Working with children has always added an additional element of fulfillment to my life, and now I am able to bring other skills that I possess to help UYKQ grow".
Ali is part of the Germantown community, which UYKQ serves with a variety of its programs. She is a proud mother of 3 boys, 2 which have enjoyed participating in UYKQ programs for several years, and a third being born into the UYKQ community.
COACHES AND MENTORS
JEFF BEST JR.
Basketball Coach /Trainer
Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of Urban Youth Kings & Queens forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.