The foundation of Positive Youth Enrichment’s ideals was derived from the core values of military veteran Charles Dewitt Parker. At very young ages, the Parker children watched their father establish a Community Youth Center in their neighborhood and give selflessly to anyone in need. It was there that he started The Ebony Stars, a Drill Team that gave local children a safe space to learn, grow, and have fun while serving as volunteers for the senior citizens home and the community clean-up committee. As a child, Stacey Parker was not only raised in a culture of giving, her father’s example enabled her to recognize the needs of a community and nurtured an innate desire and willingness to meet them. This life-long passion led Stacey to start PYE in 2011 to fulfill her personal commitment to enrich the lives of youth with the memory of her father in mind.