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The Platform Youth is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that focuses on College and Career Development by exposing students to the STEM industry, entrepreneurship, the arts, multi-media industry, job training, and leadership development. Founded in 2009, The Platform Youth provides activities and programs designed to give Houston’s disadvantage youth a fighting chance for a better future, through. In 2009, a group of concerned citizens, led by Community Leader and former Youth Pastor DeVale Simmons, came together to form The Platform Youth as a way to help at-risk and disadvantage teenagers stay connected to their career path and thrive in their difficult surroundings. The Platform Youth has provided programming for over 2,400 students since it’s inception. The Platform Youth partners with Houston Independent School District’s middle and high schools to reach their most at-risk students.

​                                                                                  Board of Directors

                                    DeVale L. Simmons                      Debbie Palmer                         Jason Kurian                          Kenton Coleman
                                Founder/Executive Director               Board Chairman                       Board Treasurer                         Board Secretary

                                      Dellois S. Jackson                 Alexis Jones Herron                    Trinity Carter                         Tremayne Wickliffe
                                          Board Member                          Board Member                   Advisory Board Member              Advisory Board Member
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Mailing Address:
The Platform Youth Inc.
1302 Waugh Dr. #286
Houston, TX 77019
Email: info@theplatformyouth.org
Phone: (832) 693-1105