Yellowfin Youth Fund
Supports fun and empowering opportunities where youth engage in physical activities while developing life skills, passions and friendships.
Empowering Youth Through Activities and Sports
Yellowfin Youth Fund (YYF) is dedicated to helping boys and girls, ages 5-18, develop valuable life skills.
We use a combination of activities and sports, so that the youth can explore a new activity, interact in a fun environment, and enhance their communication skills.
Once engaged, YYF believes kids might develop a passion for a favorite activity or sport, which can lead to choosing to make a stronger commitment in the future, whether it be individually or as part of a team.
Dedicated to helping boys and girls continue to develop valuable life skills through activities + sports.
Values for YYF:
• Have Fun
• Improve Communication
• Find Your Passion
• Learn the Value of Commitment
Board of Advisors
Alan Arcadipane founded Yellowfin Youth Fund to help enrich the lives of boys and girls through physical health activities and sports. Growing up playing sports and being a father of two sons, Alan simply wants to provide a space where youth with unique upbringings are able to receive support, be free, learn new sports and build genuine connections with one another. A graduate of Bentley University, Alan serves on the board of the Bentley Executive Club.
Paula Pienkowska is a certified private wealth advisor who helps families and future generations learn the value of investing in their futures. Paula is a mother of three, and was raised in a competitive figure skating environment, fostering her love for sports. At YYF, the youth are able to invest in their futures by developing life skills and engaging in fun activities and sports.
Todd O’Connell is an experienced General Sales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. Todd understands the value of youth being active, having two highly accomplished daughters who played D1 lacrosse at elite universities. Strong professional skilled in Marketing Management, Food & Beverage, Wineries, Budgeting, and Business Planning.
Organizations We’ve Partnered With
Our entire community is grateful!
This week, one of our young runners happened to be in the lobby when Alan dropped off 8 pairs of track spikes for our girl’s track team, and her reaction was priceless. She picked out a bright pink pair, tried them on, and just kept staring in disbelief as if they were the coolest shoes she had ever seen. That moment really summed up why partnerships like this are so powerful for children, especially those who may have faced challenging circumstances in their young lives.
A new pair of track shoes might not seem like a big deal to some, but those brightly colored spikes made a young girl feel seen, valued, empowered, and hopefully inspired to do her best on the field. That is magic and our entire community is grateful!Esinam Quarcoo
Just to see the smile on their faces when they receive a new pair of cleats makes it all the more worth it.
I believe in our youth. I’ve always had that passion to help troubled kids, our football program keeps them off the street. It allows them to have safety net for a few hours of the night, a safe place away from trouble at school, or trouble at home, trouble walking on the street. Just to see the smile on their faces when they receive a new pair of cleats makes it all the more worth it. They’re able to develop passions and memories here. Then as they go on and graduate, they never forget you.Amy Robinson