NYPS is a urban, creative, intellectual, socially forward movement for youth and young adults.

The mission is  to empower (but not limited to) black and LGBTQ young adults through leadership development, networking and collaborative events, in order to better improve their quality of life.

NYPS is a volunteer run, membership based movement. We focus on grassroots marketing and fundraising techniques to not only promote the quality of life of our members, but the quality of life of the community as a whole.

Founded in Chicago, IL in 2003, it currently has members across the U.S., Canada and select countries in Africa.

Board Members:

Maggie DeAnda (IL), Parris Washington (IL), Liz Grossman (IL), , Evany Turk (TX), , James DeLoach (IL), Jae Taylor (IL), Frank Walker (IL), Chris Williams (GA), Clinton Latimore (IL) and Marion Trice (IL)

Staff Members:

DeAndre Roberts (GA), Interim General Manager (main contact) youthpridecenter@gmail.com

National Presidnet:

Demark Manigo (GA) term ends in 2019

RizeUp  Magazine:

Editor In Chief: Frank Walker

Young Adult Leader: open

NYPS International:

Young Adult Leader: Emmanuel Rajah Chinyerere (Cape Town, South Africa)



The following properties are separate from NYPS and have their own staffs, policies and procedures:

NYPS Network

Producer: William Ruffin

The NYPS Network works with copy and video editors and other broadcasting personnel.

LYRK Music Streaming Platform