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Our Story

Inspired by the teachings and philosphy of the trailblazing Edgar S. Cahn and an unforgettable meeting, Jerome answered the call to action when the meeting ended in Dr. Cahn’s challenge “Do Something.”  


Youth TimeBanking, born in New Jersey in 2019, focuses on sustainable change through positive youth and community development. From New Jersey to Florida, Connecticut, Jamaica, Mongolia, and expanding in Africa, YTB(Youth ARE) cultivates "seeds of change" in Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

YTB(Youth ARE) honors the late Dr. Cahn with the belief in the value of all members of our vast and varied society.  Dr. Cahn’s words resonate in all we do:


PhotoVoice Training

Youth Humanitarians Event


Key Milestones

"And so, all that we have, in the here and now, is our love for each other, our willingness to forgive each other, our willingness to come to each other's rescue, and our unwillingness to stand by silent or passive in the face of injustice. …”

YTB Community Cleanup is part of waste management initiative

YTB Global Podcast and Webinar

YTB invests in ISSB machine and Train-The-Trainer model

YTB Community Crochet takes off!


Virtual concert with Ricky Byrd in support of people in recovery

YTB uses smart cutting machines to make signs for animal sanctuary

YTB youth Time Travel to New Zealand to share their experience

YTB hosts Hour-of-Code event


YTB prepares personal care bags for homeless shelter & ReEntry program

First YTB Little Free Library assembled and placed at Tachen's Restaurant in Freehold, NJ

Microsoft Virtual Workshops & Laptops sent to YTB Jamaica

YTB visits Alma Park Alpacas & Rancho Relaxo NJ Animal Sanctuary


YTB incorporated as 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 84-3685123

2012 YTB meeting with Edgar Cahn

2016 YTB's first youth activity: dog walking and house sitting

2018-19 YTB presents at TCOM Conferences



YouthARE Community
Crochet weaves US and

Random Hacks of Kindness JR Kids Coding for Cause with YTB

YTB campaign sponsors MakaPads for girls at rural school.

YTB ISSB Classroom opens!

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