Our Commitment

The Foundation comprises of four primary programs:

YG’s Kids

  • Provide events and programs annually

  • Increase access to mental health and supportive/treatment services.

  • Increase capacity for other communities to provide similar services to underserved communities

  • Increase leadership in the community that is sensitive to the specific needs of individuals and their families

Education & Career Development

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

    • Music Engineering – Working with top industry music producers and individuals who have a true and authentic interest in learning the behind scenes in a music studio

  • Job Development

    • Career Guidance & Preparation

  • Personal Finance Education

    • In partnership with Wells Fargo Bank increase your personal finance knowledge.

    • Receive personal finance tips and advice from personal finance experts.

Health & Prevention Awareness

  • HIV & STD Education & Testing

  • In partnership with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Homeless Crisis

 We are partnering with other community programs that are addressing the homeless epidemic that is spreading all over the country like wild fire! We want to educate and support families in crisis, redirecting them toward housing and employment. Also included in our services to this population will be:

  • Emergency Crisis Housing
  • Daily Meals

  • Employment Resources
  • Mental Health Resources and Referrals
  • Permament Housing Referrals  and Placement 

The YG 4Hundred Waze Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth who are a part of the foster care/group home system and homeless youth by providing growth and development in the areas of science, technology, education, and math (STEM).

Our focus is on two distinct populations:

Foster Youth

We are committed to creating opportunities for young people who have been traumatized due to horrific incidents of abuse & violence at the hands of their biological parents and/or family members. 

Unfortunately, the foster care system is an imperfect system lacking in the nurturing, normalcy, and family bonding all young people need to develop self-esteem, grow, and mature into adulthood. While we wish we could provide loving, forever homes and families for every child in the foster care system, we know that it is a wonderful but impossible wish. 

Therefore, the YG 4HundredWaze Foundation wants to support children in the foster care system by giving them the opportunity to create memories and experiences that will live with them forever.  We want them to know that we support them and are vested in them succeeding in life despite the events, through no fault of their own, that put them in foster care.

With over 56,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles County, our goals are lofty.  However, we know that when one person shows they care, you can make a difference in the life of a child, allowing them to reach for the stars and turn their dreams into reality.