We provide mentoring and programming dedicated to inspire and empower inner city youth to embody the change they want to see in their communities.

We cannot do this without your help!

We need your help!

Our Programs

Who We Are

Our Community


we are the change.

Inner City Innovators was founded in response to a critical need in West Palm Beach, Florida. Since the summer of 2015, facing escalating crime rates and frequent shootings, our Executive Director, Ricky Aiken, recognized that the time for change was not in the distant future—it was NOW!

Determined to make a difference, Ricky began by establishing strong mentorship bonds and building relationships with the young men in our neighborhoods. Several years into our mission, we have not only expanded our team but also enhanced our programs. We now extend our outreach to Riviera Beach, Florida, and are committed to serving the highest risk youth throughout Palm Beach County. This growth has been significantly bolstered by partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

Our work is sustained by your generous support. Every financial contribution helps us bring hope to the young people in our communities who need it most. We are profoundly grateful for your continued partnership.

““The killing of our young brothers and sisters is over. It’s over. It’s done. And I’m proclaiming here a new summer in our community. Our summers will no longer be filled with gun violence and murder. Our summers will be filled with peace and priorities.”

- Ricky A.

Our Partners

We are incredibly thankful for the support from local businesses and organizations from West Palm Beach and beyond!