Youth Xplosion aims to provide families with the guidance necessary to build strong, vibrant, and productive communities. We recognize and understand the value of maintaining the family unit for the growth of a community and aim to provide avenues for community members and families who want to make a contribution but do not know where to begin.
Beginning with our youth, leadership, and mentorship programs within Youth Xplosion works with participants to harness their mental power and energy towards becoming leaders and productive citizens within their communities.

We encourage our youth to apply the leadership and self-esteem techniques that they learn through the Youth Xplosion curriculum, along with the tangible insight they glean from community leaders, in order to gain a clear understanding of the efforts needed to pursue of their own goals.

In the last 5 years, we have served over 200,000 hot meals and distributed over 700,000 bags of food during our Sunrise Breakfast Program.

recent programs

Our literacy outreach program in Oak Park  is progressing in full force! Learn more about this "page-turner."


More than 500 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to volunteer.

mission & vision

Youth Xplosion aims to enhance the dignity and quality of life for individuals, familes and communities by elimniating roadblocks to opportunities and assisting families in reaching their maximum potential.

Through chef demonstrations and presentations, Healthy Eating and Nutrition promotes the development of affordable, healthy eating habits.


About Us

Our Mission

Our newest program, Turn-A-Page,  is improving the literacy rates among children and adults in our local underserved communities.

Programs We Offer

Since 2009, Hoops for Health has been promoting a healthy, balanced lifestyle through diet and exercise.

Our Vision

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty connects business owners with local community members to foster entrepreneurial spirit and leadership development.

Let’s put an end to poverty!