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 Bring the Cool family festival at the Brookyn Museum, family workshops, video testimonials with museum curators, and more.
Click here for a video testimonial with Thelma Golden, Director, the Studio Museum in Harlem.
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 $2.4 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.
For the last five years, Ahmed Yearwood, Y INTERACT Owner & Founder, has slept out - spending a night on the street to raise money and awareness for homeless teens. In the last four years, we have raised over $25,000. We’ll be back out for the Executive Sleep Out 2018 on November 15th. 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.
Since 2013, Ahmed Yearwood has been a 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.