Young Kings, Inc. is dedicated to the improvement of society. Young Kings and Queens are set apart and have dedicated their lives to the improvement of their communities, families, themselves, each other, and those around them.


Young Kings, Inc. is comprised of professionals from a various backgrounds. The organization is non for-profit and is supported by volunteers who are committed to the development of the next generation.


Young Kings, Inc. was founded in 2007 and has successfully mentored over 200 high school students many of whom have graduated college and have started their careers. Some of these students started as college athletes and played in the NFL, XFL, CFL, and overseas leagues.


Each year the board agrees to identify new students with potential talent within the community for development. The program hosts a number of workshops whose primary focus is mentorship and providing opportunities that will enable them to reach their personal career goals.

Meet the Board

Nathan Howard

Quante Ferguson Vice President

Margit Howard

Antoine Griffin Business Analyst

Dr. Steve Primus


Target groups for YKYQ Candidacy
(High School, University)


  • STEM Student
  • Student Athlete
  • Underserved Community
  • Diverse
  • Natural Leader
  • Charisma
  • Coachable
  • Humble and Hungry


  • STEM Student
  • Student Athlete
  • Underserved Community
  • Diverse
  • Natural Leader
  • Charisma
  • Coachable
  • Humble and Hungry

Where we have been and
where we are going


In 2014, YKI expanded its scope to create a network of college coaches to provide very specific exposure to student athletes

Ties To Technology and COVID-19

Expansion of virtual mentoring events to support the youth during COVID & provide the youth a voice for equality


The organization was founded in 2007 with the initial goal to provide young men mentorship and training towards their athletic collegiate goals

Ties To Technology

In 2019, the organization expanded its scope to build a network for Young Queens specifically in technology & to create a career path for the youth who have been mentored


2022 will be focused on expanding and building business partnerships

Our Work

Ties To Technology

Young Kings, Inc. was founded in 2007 and has successfully mentored over 200 high school students many of whom have graduated college and have started their careers. Some of these students started as college athletes and played in the NFL, XFL, CFL, and overseas leagues.

Community Service

The Young Kings and Queens are dedicated to impact their community by organizing events to help the elderly, those who are less fortunate, and other civic areas of responsibility.

Mentoring Student-athletes

YKI is dedicated to student-athletes and providing the right mentorship to young women and men who are working toward excellence. We believe with the right mentorship and extended networking we can improve their chances to achieve goals and a life time of success.

Holiday Drives

To whom much is given, much is required. Every holiday season, the Young Kings and Queens within the organization are given an opportunity to provide food and gifts to those in the community in need. This program would not be possible without the help of donors.

Our Mission

Our goal is to empower athletic, academic and STEM students through mentoring, creating more opportunity and visibility to the areas of business, technology and fitness.

Get Involved

Become a mentor to support a Young Kings and Queens event or provide a donation. There are many ways that you can support our mission. Get involved now.

2022 Events


Diversity Panel to identify and grow areas of impact within the communities of diversity – 5 May 2021


Community event directed to impact members of society who have sacrificed to set the foundation for the current generation : 19 June 2022


YKI and Dell sponsored event focused on STEM, Public Speaking, First Impressions and Setting Goals : August 2022

Young Kings and
Queens Alumni

Young Kings 2014

The entire Young Kings Class of 2014 was recruited, played and graduated from the University of West Florida. This is the original class of Young Kings and led their university to the National Championship

Young Kings 2015

The Class of 2015 received scholarships to play college football where they performed and received their college degree.

Young Kings 2016

In 2016, the Young Kings organization mentored college students and expanded the organization where many of the athletes began their careers and began their professional careers.

Young Kings 2017

The entire class of 2017 received scholarships to play football and participated in community service events.

Young Kings 2018

The Class of 2018 is on its way to success. From performing in the classroom to playing football in college in both D1 and D2 on scholarship. This group continues to remain active and give back to the community.

Young Kings And Queens 2019

The Ties to Technology event focused on students from New Orleans where the organization mentors in the area of technology, dressing for success, public speaking and goal setting.

Young Kings And Queens 2021

Young Kings, Inc. continued to focus on members of the organization while extending the program to other cities to include Chicago, New Orleans, Tampa and Charlotte. In addition, during this year’s Holiday Drive, YKI in partnership with Dell Technologies provided a total of $17,000 to numerous families in the Tampa Bay Area.

Young King and Queen Notes


We represent for all the Young Kings and Young Queens in the world. We want to help make the world a better place for the youth, and to show everybody you can accomplish anything you put your mind to. . . you just gotta grind and have faith. Our clothing represents the light of the world: Wear The Crown.


The Young Kings and Queens are the strength of our organization. The voices of our kings, queens, and volunteers are the future of the next generation. Read the stories of our future leaders, this is their story.
Scroll to Top

Professional Bio

Nathan J. Howard is an innovative technology executive with extensive experience in large-scale program delivery. As the Global IT General Manager dedicated to Dell Technologies’ largest partner, he is responsible for managing the sales and delivery of billable services of global program engagements. Mr. Howard directs Dell Technologies’ largest client program, which involves over $100 million in revenue, coordination of over 160 team members to ensure client needs are identified and effectively delivered on schedule.

Prior to his role as Global IT Manager, Mr. Howard served as the Global Program Manager for EMC Corporation, which was acquired by Dell Technologies in September 2016. During his tenure, he led Global Account Services Delivery for the organization, and managed a data center relocation program designed to create a new data center that ultimately became the primary production data center. He has also held other roles that have been focused on technology project management. Before starting his career in technology, Mr. Howard served in the United States Air Force, where he focused on airborne intelligence and surveillance.

Mr. Howard is also an active member of his community, and he is the Founder and President of Young Kings, Inc., an organization that provides mentorship and guidance to inner city children with a focus on athletes and the use of technology.

Mr. Howard holds a bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems​ from DeVry University, as well as a masters degree in Technology Systems from East Carolina University. He is certified as a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, as well as a certified PMP Project Manager.

Professional Bio

Quante’ is a Cincinnati native who possesses fifteen plus years of extensive management experience and strategic leadership across multiple industries. As co-founder of Unum Investment Group, his long-term goal is to bring the best tools and processes from the world of technology and merge them with the investor world in the hopes of both improving and increasing Unum’s investment portfolio and profitability. His process-oriented nature and calm demeanor brings a much-needed balance to the team.

In parallel to his investment ventures, Mr. Ferguson’s corporate experience spans over a decade with Dell Technologies/Dell EMC (formerly EMC) where he oversaw a portfolio of EMC delivery engagements and project teams while ensuring architectural consistency, operational disciplines, and organizational readiness in North America.

Mr. Ferguson’s credentials include a Bachelor of Information Technology degree with a Network Administration concentration, ITIL v3 Foundation certification, PMP (PMI) certification, and successfully completed the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt training. Successfully completed the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business in April of 2016.

Professional Bio

Margit C. Howard is a retired Air Force veteran where she served twenty-three years in numerous leadership and management positions. She was a senior advisor providing leadership, management, and guidance on organizing and training one hundred and fifty- five personnel. She advised senior leaders on issues impacting organization quality, morale welfare, and personnel career development. As a principal advocate and advisor for all functional areas of the organization, such as operations, training, evaluation, manpower, and resources, she implemented policies and procedures providing clear and distinct direction to personnel.

Margit Howard supervised, counseled, trained, and mentored personnel on performance, professional and military education, and personal and financial readiness. She paneled quarterly and annual awards boards evaluated packages and interviewed, counseled, and mentored personnel ensuring the top performers were recognized. In addition, she managed monthly meetings and initiated efforts to improve communication resulting in positively influencing the office climate.

Finally, Margit Howard composed memoranda, letters, performance feedback and reports, and awards using Microsoft Office products. She also created Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track training, manning, and resources. Lastly, she finalized Instruction revision identified critical issues and synced with department requirements ensuring seamless support across organizations.

Margit Howard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University. She is married to Nathan Howard and has four children.

Professional Bio

Antoine Griffin is an innovative and dynamic professional with significant experience in client relations and stakeholder engagement. He is currently serving as a Business Analyst with Youngkings Organization, a nonprofit dedicated to mentoring young men to become leaders in education, athletics, and their communities.

Griffin joined Youngkings in 2015, where he has consistently demonstrated his leadership skills through each project he has managed. He has been featured as a speaker representing the organization at many industry events. Notably, the presented to a group of 30 high school students at the YoungKings Organization event, ‘Ties 2 Technology’ sponsored by Dell Technologies.

A key element of Griffin’s success as a Business Analyst lies within his innate ability to partner with senior stakeholders and other internal teams in order to ensure each team member’s goals are in alignment with one another’s. With each project he spearheads, he ensure that the stakeholders are fully engaged in the execution of the data-driven projects and that they understand business value and impact.

Prior to joining Youngkings, Griffin created and built MotivateMe, a non-profit organization designed to provide for the less fortunate and inspire the youth. Through his work, the organization raised approximately $10,000 worth of supplies and food to serve approximately 3,000 people in need. He has also held other influential roles, counseling and instructing students, serving as a mentor to them.

As the founder of the University of West Florida’s football team, Griffin was able to hone his leadership abilities from an early age. In addition to founding the team, he also served as the team’s captain throughout his college career, garnering recognition as a key player in national championship games. During his senior year, Griffin was selected to participate in the 2019 NFL draft, and was courted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He graduated from the University of West Florida with a B.S.B.A. in Business in the spring of this year.

Griffin is actively pursuing a career in internal sales, a role that will allow him to leverage his client relationship management skills and project management expertise.