Take Heart

Lindsay Ell

Joe GibbsIn 1986, three-time Super Bowl and four-time NASCAR champion Joe Gibbs reached out to help a handful of challenged children. Now, Youth For Tomorrow offers the classes and connectedness to touch the lives of thousands each year, with an unimaginable success rate.

We’re changing lives. Saving souls. Year over year.

The state-of-the-art Jodi McQueen Therapeutic Music & Arts Center is the next step in our ongoing journey to rescue troubled youth, but your support is essential. Help prevent youth from falling into an unending cycle of abuse, addiction and crime. Take heart, you can be a life saver at Youth For Tomorrow.



Many schools treat the arts as a separate room for an exceptional few. Or simply recreation. Or more often, a budget cut. Those children are missing an infusion of heart, of soul. The arts are essential, like reading, writing and arithmetic.

Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.” Learning to create and appreciate visual and aural aesthetics is not a ‘frill,’ it unlocks a rich future. Extensive research shows it’s the start of a more powerful lexicon and better decision making, the start of improved academics through cultural awareness.

It’s the Start of something BIG.

You can help our most challenged kids further defy
impossible odds.

Youth For Tomorrow is inviting you to help plant a seed.


Playing guitarAt 18,500-sq. feet, the Jodi McQueen Therapeutic Music & Arts Center will include a 300 seat performing arts center; state-of-the-art music and art therapy rooms; graphic art spaces; art, music and dance studios, with group rehearsal workshop spaces; a recording studio; two exhibit halls and an auditorium with performing stage. Serving 2,500 students annually, programming will run the gamut—from individual sessions, group classes to creative workshop venues.

 If you would like to learn about available sponsorship opportunities and help build a state-of-the-art safe haven for those in need, please contact Dr. Gary Jones, CEO Youth For Tomorrow, at 703-396-7202. 

“To transform the life of a depressed, angry and defiant teenagers who have been drawn to self-destruction by bullying peers, neglectful parents, abuse of drugs or school truancy, we have to learn what motivates them into new behaviors and simultaneously teach them to value their own lives, create within them a desire to succeed day to day. These life-style changes put a sparkle in their eyes and a smile on their faces. We have found the best formula for such challenges – actively engaging them in the music and the performing arts.” Dr. Gary L. Jones, CEO