Youth Development

Urban Youth Racing School Inc

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • www.uyrs.com

Mission Statement

The UYRS is all about giving disadvantaged inner ? city children (aged 8-18) an opportunity that they may not have to enhance their education and life skills by using Motor sports as the magnet and education as the compass. This is executed through two ten weeks programs consisting of five classroom sessions and five track sessions, running from June ? November which provides exposure to science, math, chemistry, mechanics, business and instills positive self esteem, focus, passion, drive, determination, team collaboration and leadership skills. UYRS also serves as a grass roots driver development program to develop ?QUALITY and KNOWNLEGIBLE? drivers and crewmembers.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Mr. Anthony Martin

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Urban Youth Racing School is committed to making diversity, educational and youth issues a national priority thrue motorsports

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EIN

23-3018927

 Number

5622351392

Also Known As

UYRS

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Single Organization Support (O11)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Build A dream program - 100 inner city children. Advanced Build A dream program - 40 inner city children. Engine Design Program - 20 students Driver Development Program - 25 students Mentor Program - all UYRS students that have graduated high school

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URBAN YOUTH RACING SCHOOL INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Principal Officer

Mr. Anthony Martin

BIO

The vision of Anthony Martin that led to the formation of The Urban Youth Racing School (UYRS) nearly five years ago continues to inspire and drive the school today. Martin is the founder and Executive Director of UYRS, the only school of its kind. Under his leadership, the school introduces hundreds of inner city children to the world of motorsports each year. In addition to teaching young people the ins and outs of the racing industry, Martin helps his kids develop the necessary life skills, integrating valuable components such as, education, leadership skills and diversity training into the overall curriculum at UYRS. For nearly a decade, he has demonstrated his commitment to children that are often overlooked and underdeveloped, while also helping kids dreams come true. Martin provides a program that most inner city children would never be able to afford, at no cost. Solely responsible for generating the sponsorship dollars that fund the program, Martin relies on the help of national sponsors like GM, GMAC, NASCAR, Sears, Microsoft and many others, which enables him to purchase the cars (which cost about $10,000 each), the fuel, insurance and proper racing gear, among other things. Together, Martin and his supporters have been able to make a tremendous impact in inner cities and the motor sports industry. UYRS now serves as a prototype for forthcoming racing schools, across the nation. Mr. Martin now sits on the Boards of NASCAR?s Diversity Council and the Philadelphia High School Academies. Prior to forming UYRS, Martin served as Founder and Director of the Philadelphia Youth Recreation Association, where he provided rare opportunities and outlets for inner city children once again, with the help of corporate sponsorshiMartin spent several years in sports marketing, where he worked alongside key executives in sports & entertainment, professional athletes and major athletic companies. As an experienced sports professional, Martin penned major projects for several high-profile athletes including, Thomas ?Hit Man? Hearns, Vinny Pazienza, Randall Cunningham, and Charles Barkley to name a few. Not new at garnering media attention, Martin made national headlines when the gold-tipped shoelaces he invented and patented landed the first and only shoelace endorsement contract. Martin?s unique shoelaces were then backed by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Randall Cunningham, and he currently still owns a patent on his distinctive laces, to this day. Martin was in the news once again after breaking the world record for jumping jacks in 1987 and again in 1990. Now focused on his Philadelphia racing program, Martin is earning national recognition as an ordinary dreamer, with an extraordinary heart. He has enthusiastically dedicated his entire life―personal, professional and economical, to helping children and giving them opportunities to succeed.

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