Our Mission

We are on a mission to eliminate poverty and rebuild broken communities by empowering youth to establish financial freedom. We provide educational tools on: real estate career opportunities, credit awareness and financial literacy, property ownership and assistance. We are dedicated to rebuilding urban communities and improving quality of life to ensure future generations not only survive, but thrive.

Increasing the Value of Life.

Our Story

Real Estate 4 The Youth is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Julius and LaShawn Reed, retired veterans with 31+ years of combined experience and passion to contribute to the youth of our community.

Our passion for mentoring disadvantaged young adults stems from a clear goal of making them first-time homeowners. When we first started rebuilding multiple abandoned homes, we were able to employ neighborhood children and provide tips and information on what we do and why we do it. Today’s generation has a tendency to drift from one temporary living arrangement to another. Listening to these testimonies of employees moving from apartment to apartment–from one temporary situation to the next–it was clear our parents, grandparents and older adults did not have the knowledge to guide them into home ownership. We have developed a solid reputation in our community, so our experiences birthed Real Estate 4 The Youth, to provide the tools, training and mentoring to move youth into home ownership and break cycles of poverty and instability.

— Julius & LaShawn Reed, Founders

Real Estate 4 The Youth’s core values are simple yet inspiring:

  • Providing Peace Through Teamwork
  • Excellence in All We Do
  • Collaboratively Building a Force For Good
  • Global Reach Across America
  • Integrity First
  • Service Before Self

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