The Lee Thompson Young Foundation
Created by Tamu Lewis, Young's sister and Dr. Velma Love, Young's mother, the Lee Thompson Young Foundation was created to promote mental health literacy through the Foundation's mission and vision. We envision a world in which mental illness is recognized by all as a treatable, biological disorder and the stigma associated with it no longer exists; a world that supports and encourages wholeness and wellbeing at every stage of life.
Who is Lee Thompson Young
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Young first picked up the family craft at the age of ten, when he would tell traditional folk tales of the Carolinas at local festivals and community events.
Young's passion for acting began not long after. Young took on his first role, portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Phyllis Wheatley Theater's original play, A Night of Stars and Dreams, discover more about Lee Thompson Young.