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For more information or assistance, contact Love Jones, Vice President of Development & Public Relations, at (703) 396-8415 or by email

Tax Information: Youth For Tomorrow is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations to Youth For Tomorrow are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Youth For Tomorrow is registered with the Commonwealth of Virginia and a financial statement is available upon request from the Virginia Division of Consumer Affairs.

Youth For Tomorrow’s tax identification number is 52-1342268.

Dr. Gary L. Jones

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On May 24, 2023 the 36,700 square foot Pruitt Administrative and Behavioral Health Center ribbon-cutting took place on the YFT Campus. This facility will allow for improved efficiencies in organizational management, supervision of the professional staff and coordination of the multidimensional programs.

Based upon our experiences and community surveys, there is an exponential growth anticipated within these programs over the next several years. Space will be allocated for private offices for children and families to meet with an expanded team of psychiatrists and therapists. Dedicated rooms will be available for group therapy, play therapy and observation facilities.

From a business and a service capacity perspective, the facility, also, will allow for the formation of anew program to address another “service gap” in the community and simultaneously further the continuum of services while diversifying YFT’s funding sources — dedicated beds for crisis stabilization. This facility will provide for the inclusion of a health clinic which will expand our nursing and medical services to our children on campus.


In addition to space specifically designed for expanded Behavioral Health Services, this new facility will allow eight classrooms in the school to again be utilized for educational purposes. These classrooms were converted several years ago to accommodate office space for counselors, case managers, therapists, and the staffs of fundraising, finance, budget, human resources staff and nurses’ offices, campus operations and executive offices. The space designed for these administrative units in the new facility will allow them to operate more efficiently and for the school classrooms to be returned to their original purpose. Temporarily, YFT is resorting to modular classrooms to accommodate our growth.

If you would like to learn about available sponsorship opportunities for future Capital Campaigns, please contact Dr. Gary Jones, CEO Youth For Tomorrow, at 703-396-7202 or by email at


“To transform the life of a depressed, angry and defiant teenagers who have been drawn to self-destruction by bullying peers, neglectful parents, abuse of drugs or school truancy, we have to learn what motivates them into new behaviors and simultaneously teach them to value their own lives, create within them a desire to succeed day to day. These life-style changes put a sparkle in their eyes and a smile on their faces. We have found the best formula for such challenges – actively engaging them in the music and the performing arts.”

Dr. Gary L. Jones, CEO


Because of the generosity of friends like you, Youth For Tomorrow is able to provide homes, counseling and quality education that encourages intellectual and spiritual growth, academic excellence and character development to at-risk boys and girls 365 days a year.

In today’s environment, your support is more important than ever. Depending on your personal circumstances and interests, there are many different ways to plan your gifts to make sure they have maximum impact.

For instance:
  • You can give in ways that can actually “give back” for a time, providing you extra income in retirement years or helping fund educational expenses and other needs.
  • You can add meaning to your gifts by using them to honor a special friend or loved one.
  • Your gifts can enable you to minimize income, gift and estate taxes and redirect those amounts for use in ways you choose.
  • You will enjoy giving more, knowing you are investing in Youth For Tomorrow in ways you may not have thought possible.

We trust the information presented here will help you maximize the potential of your resources while ensuring financial security for yourself and your loved ones.

We are available to discuss any of these options for giving. Thank you for ensuring that we continue to provide our students with a safe, healthy and motivating academic environment. With your legacy, you are changing lives and preparing our Youth For Tomorrow.

Wish List Donations Procedure
Please contact our Development Office, Love Jones at 703-396-8415 or email her at
Gift cards

Suggestions to include Target, Walmart Kohl’s, Old Navy, Movie tickets, BowlAmerica, $10.00 cards to Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle, Subway, Pizza Hut, Smoothie King, Tropical Smoothie, etc.

Board games

Some ideas are: 5 Second Rule, Scattergories, Monopoly, Life, Uno and Uno Wild Tiles, Sequence, Trivial Pursuits — Family Edition, Simon, Operation, Perfection, Checkers and Chess. Puzzles or any game or activity would be appreciated.

Books, Pleasure Reading, DVD's

For Teens and Young Adults G and PG13

Disposable diapers

Sizes birth thru toddler Our Mommy and Me Program has beds for pregnant teens or teens with babies for young mothers ages 13 to 20. Please read the story on page 4 of our newsletter to learn more about this program.

  • New athletic shoes (sneakers) or winter boots: boys/mens sizes 6 – 12 and girls/women sizes 5-10
  • Sweatshirts, sweatpants and fleeces without hoods for boys and girls ages 11-17. No hoods are allowed on campus.
  • T-Shirts or Undershirts for boys ages 11-17 (S, M, L, XL)
  • Pajamas for boys and girls ages 11-17 (S, M, L, XL)
Cookware/Bakeware sets for the homes and classroom.

The kids love to cook! Saute pan, electric griddle, and spatula. Melamine, plastic or stainless mixing bowls, brownie pan, cookie sheet, wooden spoons, whisk, handheld mixer, measuring cups/spoons

Our Girls enjoy crafts and personal care items
  • Canvas, paints and paint brushes
  • Gel pens, colored pencils and markers
  • Friendship bracelet thread
  • Spa and manicure items
  • Nail polish, nail polish remover
  • Flat iron, curling iron, and hair dryer
  • Hair mask, curly and straight hair cream
  • Lipsticks, foundation, eyeliner
  • Mascara and brushes
  • Makeup remover
  • PG and PG 13 DVD’s
Our Boys enjoy books, video games and personal care items
  • Comic books
  • Percy Jackson, Alex Rider, Michael Vey, etc
  • All sport related books
  • Sport Magazines
  • Sketch pads (no spiral)
  • Colored pencils and charcoals
  • Video Games E, EA and T
  • Controllers/batteries
  • Shaving cream/gel
  • Electric razors
  • Shower gel
  • After shave
School Supplies
  • Spanish/English Dictionaries
  • English/Spanish Dictionaries
  • Composition notebooks (college ruled) NO SPIRAL
  • Posterboard
  • Construction paper and card stock
Bedding Items

We cannot accept used bedding items. Our licensing agency requires that ALL bedding items are new when a child is admitted.

Sports Equipment
  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Soccer balls
  • Shin guards
  • Frisbees
  • Baseball gloves
  • Skateboards
  • Helmets
  • Cornhole boards and bags
  • Fishing poles and tackle
Youth For Tomorrow is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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