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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, we decided to compete in local travel basketball tournaments. From this experience, YKD was born. 

The following year we expanded our vision to better serve the Gaston County community, and created other programs to separate ourselves from other youth sports organizations.

These programs included a community service program, cheerleaders & dance teams, and multiple travel boys & girls basketball and volleyball teams, and a performing arts program. With this vision in place since 2014, the program now serves over 100 participants annually and continues to grow.


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