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The Youri Djorkaeff Foundation (YDF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City founded and under the direction of 1998 French World Cup Champion and professional soccer player Youri Djorkaeff. 

At the YDF, we believe in the power of soccer to help children grow up healthier, stronger and happier.

Our mission is to use the game as a means to empower children. Youri wants to ensure that every child's right to play is respected, regardless of the child's location, social status, abilities, faith, gender or origin.

No child should be left behind.


The first YDF program was launched in 2014, along side InterCampus in Inwood, uptown New York.

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