Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD) is launching an action research initiative for high school students of African descent in the Twin Cities metropolitan area called Uhuru Youth Scholars. Our youth will earn both high school and college credit for investigating issues of vital importance to our communities. The Uhuru Youth Scholars will follow in the black intellectual tradition of W.E.B. DuBois, Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, James Baldwin, Chuck D, and many others as they critically analyze the most prevalent issues facing our youth and take action. The Uhuru Youth Scholars program is about seeing our young people as whole beings who already possess the knowledge and wisdom to make substantial change in the United States. We are asking for funding to help get the program off the ground by purchasing resources such as computers, audio and video recording equipment, books, and other items. If we pull together and support our youth we can help create the next generation of black leaders.