On Friday, April 8th, 2022, Angellyh Yambo, a 16-year-old honor student was fatally shot on her way home from school. At the time she was just three blocks from University Prep Charter High School located in the Melrose section of The Bronx.

We established the Angellyh Yambo Foundation with the goal to create a safe haven for children where they can learn, grow, and develop as individuals. Young leaders and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to grow their skills in these developing programs that empower them to take control of their future. We hope to inspire children at an early age with real-life examples of success outside of the classroom.

Angellyh’s High School Application Essay

“I would describe myself as a creative and adventurous student. I am always excited to learn about new topics and I enjoy projects that involve crafty tasks. My preferred way to learn is visually. I usually participate in my classes but the pandemic has made that harder for me. As a shy student, I prefer to work independently, but I am open to work in groups and push myself beyond my discomfort. Reflecting on my education from 2nd grade until now, I believe I am a strong student academically. My favorite subject this year has been English Language Arts. What interests me about attending a rigorous early college high school is the chance to challenge myself in different aspects. Attending an early college high school means that I will get prepared for the years that come after high school, including college and beyond. I know that I will have more responsibilities but more freedom as well, which excites me. A senior year experience is appealing because I will be able to take college classes and get ready for college mentally and academically. I think it would help me mature so that when I attend college it will be familiar and easier to adapt to the expectations.” Angellyh Yambo

Honoring Angellyh’s Love of the Arts

We are paying tribute to Angellyh’s love of art through these programs since she enjoyed drawing and creating art on her iPad. Please join us and donate as we help continue Angellyh’s legacy in our community. We believe that the arts and creativity are transformational. Our mission at the Angellyh Yambo Foundation is to engage young people in the creative process in order to shape a society of creative, confident, and collaborative individuals.


A helping hand goes a long way. We are always looking for volunteers to help us at our events and programs. If you would like to join our mission to help today’s youth for a better tomorrow, please feel free to contact us.

Donate To The Cause

Your donations will make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. With your resources and our efforts, we will provide them with better opportunities and help them to reach their full potential.

Use Your Voice

Your voice can make a difference. Join our mission to march in unity and give the children of The Bronx more opportunities. Let’s raise our voices together and fight for a better future for all. Stand up for Angellyh.


"Doing good in The Bronx" is all about bringing people together to positively impact their community.


At the Angellyh Yambo Foundation, we believe that the future leaders of our world are being developed right here in The Bronx and we’re committed to helping them succeed. We designed our programs to engage our youth with the outside world, giving them the tools they need for success in the future.


Promote Youth Awareness

We are committed to helping students become pragmatic leaders, prepared with the life skills to lead, and succeed as positive and contributing community members. Our cross-curricular curriculum promotes both critical thinking and analytical skills needed for success in life.


Anti-Bullying Class

The AYF Bullying Prevention Program is designed to teach kids the skills they need to handle bullies. The program will address bullying, cyberbullying and promote self-defense. Numerous real-life scenarios will be discussed in this interactive class so that students see how their actions can affect others.



When transitioning from high school to college, students will be faced with many changes. This can be a huge adjustment, so start preparing early. If you want to increase your chances of success in college, start with these tips on academic support and interpersonal skills development.

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