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About Us

Our Focus

Youth Kingdom Development (Y.K.D.) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization focused to provide young people an opportunity to learn valuable life skills through educational, community service, and sports programs designed to improve their quality of life. The Y.K.D. staff has devoted their time and resources to create an organization that developments the health and well-being of our youth.  


The program evolved from a youth recreational 9 &10 year-old basketball team. To give the kids a new experience after the winter league season, the team decided to compete in local travel basketball tournaments. From this experience, a new youth program was born. 

To better serve the Gaston County community, we expanded our vision the following year and created other programs to separate ourselves from other youth organizations. Which included multiple boys & girls travel basketball and volleyball teams, cheerleaders & dance teams, and a community service program. With this vision in place since 2014, the program now serves over 80 participants annually and continues to grow.


To empower and inspire young people to success through our academic, athletics, and community service programs. Providing them a firm foundation to enhance the physical, mental, emotional, and character of the individual.