If you won't go all the way, why go at all?


Deonna Gordon is a Youth Advocate and Philanthropist who thrives on breaking barriers in her community and creating a safe space for today's youth. 


Being a native of Orlando Florida, Deonna attended the illustrious Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and later attended the University of South Florida for her Master's Degree in Public Administration. 

While sitting in class one day, Deonna began to think of ways she could thrust herself into Community Involvement..in mid thought, it came to her..." Build an organization that will invite youth to be themselves while finding their identity in God! " It was then, YZ Generation came to maturation. 

The meaning of YZ is the culmination of both worlds; Generation Y & Z. We are powerful creatives not afraid to tackle the issues in our current society.

Understanding nothing worth having is easy, Deonna has invested ample time and energy into advancing her technique and knowledge in the fundamentals of Youth Development as well as Non-Profit Management.