The Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation

Helping Youth Reach Their Potential

Our Story

Throughout the course of our life’s we don’t often think about the positive impact our words and actions can have on others and how far they can go.  For Patrick Kelley (Pat), at 30 years old, it took one moment in March of 2002 to end that opportunity for him. But in that moment, a whole series of events shifted, changing the social and cultural impact of Las Vegas and so many more places for years to come. 

His passion, his generosity, his positivity, his personality, and his smile brought together the people he directly touched. It is in his honor that The Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation (PKYF) was born in Las Vegas.


We Believe Children Have the Right to Healthy, Active Lifes

Creating opportunities & support for over 20 years

The Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation (PKYF) empowers youth to learn life skills, build their confidence, and understand their value and potential. We serve the Las Vegas area and rely on people like you to make it all possible.​

What We Do

Scholarship Drive

PKYF’s scholarship aid ensures deserving young adults have an avenue to pursue their academic, social and personal dreams.

Local Sports Teams

We donate to local non-profit sports teams to support travel expenses and uniforms so high schoolers can gain college exposure.

Charitable Giving

Each year, in partnership with Piero’s Italian Cuisine, PKYF provides complimentary dinners and gifts to underprivileged children & families.

Bike Build

For donations of 50+ bikes, PKYF will assist in a “Bike Build” event for your company or social group. Call for information on how you can help.

Impact Stories

I will forever be grateful for my relationship with the PKYF. It has provided me not only financial support, but also counseling and encouragement through my college experience.

– Amanda Higgins, Scholarship Recipient

PKYF recognizes that our youth and young adults are the way of our future. We thank our donors and board for their continued support and impact they make throughout each and every year.

– Mike Kelley Sr., Father of Patrick Kelley

Partners & Donors