The Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation
(DGYLF) is a faith-based 501
organization started by former Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green
. The Foundation's stated mission is to "help children develop into leaders who positively influence their families and communities" . Specifically, the Foundation runs after-school and summer programs for elementary school
age children that focus academics, friendship, and values. The DGYLF has no formal relationship with the local public school system, but focuses on teaching children age 5 to 11 in reading, writing, math
, and English
. Funding for their activities comes from other foundations, corporations, individuals, churches, the government, and special events.
The foundation came under criticism from Youthtoday.org in 2003, when their article by Jim Meyers questioned the foundations cost and efficiency.
According to the YouthToday.org article, Internal Revenue Service figures show costs of more than $13,000 per child that the foundation helps. When the foundation’s overall spending is taken into account, the cost per child... Read More