Our focus is about making lemonade for youth from impoverished communities. We believe that with mentoring and proper supports, every youth has the ability to realize their passions, their talents and truths, to be that person they dream of being and ultimately change the world.

Our mission is to make life a little sweeter for underserved and under-resourced youth between the ages of 18 to 24, by impacting awareness, empowerment, and education.

 A world where EVERY child thrives.

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Pink Lemons, is a 501(c)3 youth advocacy organization, based in Chicago, with a passion and focus for strengthening youth from disadvantaged and at-risk communities, which are not necessarily or always geographical. The idea is to put in motion a path to a stable,  healthy, whole, and independently rewarding life.

Pink Lemons began with a suitcase drive to offer a more dignified approach to Youth-in-care aging out of the parental care (foster care) of the State.  Through our ongoing collection of suitcases, duffle bags, tote bags and backpacks, filled with a few basic personal care essentials, we replace the trash bags, in hope of sending a better message.  We also distribute backpacks filled with basic essentials for youth entering the child welfare system for the first time. 

We are committed to creating better outcomes for disadvantaged youth and communities, through transformative mentoring and coaching.  We offer education classes and support, entrepreneurial workshops and global enrichment experiences. Our programming works to make life sweeter by impacting their economic mobility and overall wellness, and to open doors that are generally closed to youth from underserved areas.  It’s about bringing collective hope and healing tp youth in low-income communities that face far greater challenges accessing critical resources and developing their skills, talents, and passions.  

We are committed to building, promoting and supporting our youth to become the leaders they are destined to be and not victims of a repressive system that does not serve them.  In addition to accountability and oversight, each board member brings to the team a passion for the advancement of our youth. 

Sheryl Maria White


Jennifer Allen


Courtnie Seweje


Vanette Rhodes

Program Director

Lesley Gool

General Counsel