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YOUTH FIRST

"Our mission is to celebrate our diverse youth by feeding their curiosity, broadening their opportunity, and connecting them with their community. "

 
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SWOOSH ATHLETICS

"Built with integrity and empowerment in mind, our mission at Swoosh Athletics is to provide a co-curricular environment where our youth are encouraged to embrace education and literacy alongside a strong skill-based foundation and love for the game."

 
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THE COACH + COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

“Our mission is to enrich the lives of our young athletes by connecting, engaging, and inspiring a strong community partnership within youth sports organizations.”

 

A LITTLE ABOUT US

 
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WHAT IS YOUTH FIRST?

Youth First is a non-profit organization dedicated to partnering the concepts of #booksandball. 

Books both inspire and provide a means of imaginative exploration. Our mission at Youth First is to encourage literacy, reading, and education among athletes and youth sports organizations.


Our future initiatives include tech, music, creative arts, active, counseling and family services, before and after school programs, and SO MUCH MORE.

Santa Fe Family Life Center Ribbon Cutting
Spencer Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting
OKC Bombing Memorial Volunteers
Chevon, Rachel, & Morgan at the Belle Books Boutique & More ONE Year Anniversary Celebration
NLU Basketball Team
Michael Young Foundation 2nd Annual Free Basketball Camp
Venom Basketball Team
Michael Young Foundation 2nd Annual Free Basketball Camp
Kenneth Cooper Middle School - Book Donors
Reader at Santa Fe Family Life Center
Reader at Santa Fe Family Life Center
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Harry Potter Book Giveaway Winner
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Morgan at the 2nd Annual Sick of Sickle Cell High School Showcase
Chevon at the Santa Fe Family Life Center Book Drive
Spencer Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting
Chabli Glaze "Never Give Up" Book Signing
Personal Book Collection Donor
Personal Book Collection Donor
Morgan and Chevon at Santa Fe Family Life Center
Young Reader
Jessica, Founder of the Michael Young Foundation - Book Donor
44th Rose x Youth First
Dwight with OKFadeaway Hoops and Rachel
Michael Young Foundation 2nd Annual Free Basketball Camp
Michael Young Foundation 2nd Annual Free Basketball Camp
Chevon and two of her kids at the Belle Books Boutique & More ONE Year Anniversary Celebration
Morgan at Santa Fe Family Life Center
Personal Book Collection Donor
2nd Annual Sick of Sickle Cell High School Showcase
2nd Annual Sick of Sickle Cell High School Showcase
2nd Annual Sick of Sickle Cell High School Showcase
Brent Walton with Courtside Hoops and Rachel
Allen Russel, Sick of Sickle Cell Founder, and Rachel
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
Courtside Hoops Holiday Season Kickoff
 

MEET THE TEAM

The Faces of Our Organization

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RACHEL JONES

Founder & President

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CHEVON ADAMS

Vice President & Co-Treasurer

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MORGAN TILLMAN

Co-Treasurer

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TALESA GRESHAM

Secretary

 

MEET OUR PARTNERS

 
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Partner since June 3, 2021

SANTA FE FAMILY LIFE CENTER

As a nonprofit organization, the mission of the SFFLC is to improve the health of Oklahomans by providing sports and fitness programs for all abilities.


The SFFLC does this in three ways: providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities and disadvantaged youth to participate in sports and fitness activities, fitness opportunities/memberships, and youth sports programming.

Youth First has both a donation bin and free community library at this location.

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Rachel Jones, Founder & President

"Seeing a child light up at the gift of a book…their minds churning with curiosity, excitement dancing in their eyes; that is what inspires me every day to make Youth First a reality."

 

CONTACT YOUTH FIRST

405.210.0168

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