The late Mississippi legislator, Representative Charles Lemuel Young, Sr., is the founder of the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation. He established the entity in 2001 to continue making a positive impact on citizens throughout Mississippi, particularly children. Active throughout his life in seeking to address issues such as civil rights and education, the late statesman proved that one man can and does make a difference, if he believes that he can and puts forth the effort to do so.
A Great Legacy
Charles L. Young, Sr. and wife Doretha on their wedding day.
Charles L. Young, Sr., with Former U.S. Senator Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy.
Charles L. Young, Sr., with Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
Charles L. Young, Sr., with Former President Jimmy Carter and aide.
Charles L. Young, Sr. (far right) and daughter Veldore Young (far left) with Former President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Charles L. Young, Sr., far right, with longtime civil rights activist Dr. Aaron Henry (far left) and Mississippi's first African American legislator, Rep. Robert Clark. The three men were longtime colleagues in the Mississippi Legislature as well as personal friends.
The four children of Charles L. Young, Sr. serve as trustees of the Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation. They are (BACK, left to right) Judge Veldore F. Young, Deidre Young-Milton; (FRONT, left to right) State Rep. Charles L. Young, Jr. and Arthur S. Young.
Charles L. Young, Sr., (CENTER, seated) with children (BACK, from left) State Rep. Charles L. Young, Jr., Judge Veldore F. Young, Deidre Young-Milton, Arthur S. Young; and, several of his grandsons.
The Meridian Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated presented The Charles L. Young, Sr. Book Scholarship to three high school seniors on April 27, 2014. Five seniors competed for the award, presented at the fraternity's 4th Annual Scholarship Oratorical Gala. The Charles L. Young, Sr. Foundation provided financial support for the group's scholarship program.