NYC Design Firm Raises Money for 4 Youth Groups to Mark 40th Birthday Milestone

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Y INTERACT's 4-Week Fundraiser for Underserved Youth Closes Thursday, August 8th With Event at Griffin

Last month, Y INTERACT, New York-based design studio, kicked off 4for40 (, a 4-week fundraiser benefiting 4 youth-based non-profit groups, to mark the 40th birthday of Ahmed Yearwood, owner and founder. The 4 participating youth groups include:

  •     Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
  •     Cool Culture
  •     Downey Side
  •     Junior Achievement of New York

4 Weeks To Fundraise
4for40 officially kicked off on Monday, July 8th and will close on Thursday, August 8th. At the end of the campaign, all funds raised will be split evenly between the 4 youth groups. As of Monday, August 1st, nearly $7,500 has been raised, with one week left in the fundraising drive.

Closing Party at Griffin - Thursday, August 8th, 6pm - 9pm
On Thursday, August 8th, Y INTERACT is hosting a wrap party and fundraiser at Griffin, in the Meatpacking District, to officially close the 4-week campaign. Each youth group will have representatives at the event to share a few words about their work and the impact they have with young people.

Video: "What can you do with $40?" can be found at

"President Obama, during his July 19th Trayvon Martin remarks, discussed the negative reinforcement that many underserved youth are getting today, and the need for us, as a country, 'to give them a sense that their country cares about them,'" says Ahmed Yearwood, Y INTERACT owner and founder. "Kids don't always need a government program. Very often, they simply need a positive mentor or role model to help them realize their own options and opportunities. These four organizations help students realize their own potential. I've seen the very real positive impact they have on kids," says Mr. Yearwood, who is a Junior Achievement volunteer and Big Brother.


Founded in 2001, Y INTERACT ( is a full-service design studio. Partnering with clients on planning, building and maintaining the various elements of today's ever-changing communications universe, Y INTERACT specializes in website development, mobile and tablet apps, video production, and graphic design. The group's award-winning iPhone app, Report-A-Taxi ( has helped thousands of New Yorkers report NYC cabbie malfeasance, and has been featured in Wired, NY Times, NY Post, Gothamist, and Fox News Good Day New York, among others.

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