The Realize Your Potential Youth Society

is a comprehensive mentoring and education initiative for 8 – 24 year old descendants of the African diaspora.
We offer a variety of programs giving members the skills, knowledge, and motivation to feel empowered, connected, and ready to realize their full potential.

Meet Our Founder

  • Sharon Cornwall is a community builder and networker with a mission to save lives and change outcomes.

    In 2013, Sharon, along with an amazing team, developed RYP to serve the purpose of connecting participants of the program with solid mentors within the black community and non-racialized allies who have been successful at navigating systemic structures and creating access to available opportunities for marginalized people.


    Desiree Henry is an individual passionate about mental health and community engagement. Her diverse educational background in Television Broadcasting, entrepreneurial experiences, and Mental Wellness Coaching allow her to lead our Youth program with tenacity.