The Patrick Youth Development Foundation mentors teenage males in our community to be future leaders and positive role models for their peers.  


The Patrick Youth Development Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization with three (3) aims:  1) develop future leaders in the community, 2)  excel in athletics and 3) decrease the delinquency of male teenagers.  These three (3) aims will be achieved through academics, character development, experiences, community exposure, and athletics. 

    The concept of the organization is to mentor 30-40 7th grade males through high school graduation.  The organization will meet periodically (@ once a month) in a workshop format to educate the youth on various topics that will advance the foundation’s aims.  Additionally, the organization will have multiple events throughout the year to expose the youth to leaders in the community and broaden their knowledge and experiences beyond the workshop format. 

    Athletics will be integrated into the program by participation in Amateur Athletic Union and participation in various sporting events for team building and life lessons.


President of the Board:  J. Elliott “Eli” Patrick

Director/CFO:  Dr. James H. Patrick

Secretary:  Ethel M. Patrick

Board Member:  Rev. Eric Graves

Board Member:  Dr. W. Harold Mayweather

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”.
— Ephesians 4:29