What is YBM Leadership Alliance?


YBM Leadership Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on leadership development for young black men. Our vision is to create a new reality where young black men are sought out as leaders. We accomplish this by promoting positive images about young black men, developing their leadership capabilities, and imparting a goal for academic excellence. Our young men are trained to be leaders today and are prepared for leadership tomorrow. They give back by mentoring younger students, performing community service, and public speaking.

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YBM Success Leader of the Day



There are many great successful black male role models and leaders around the world and in the Charlotte community. YBM Leadership Alliance is proud to recognize and celebrate 28 leaders in the Charlotte community who are making a difference. The 28 Success Leaders initiative is part of a 12-month positive media campaign called YBM Project Success. The ultimate goal of all of our work is to inspire and develop the next generation of young leaders to have a positive impact on our community and the world. We are creating Global Leaders!


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Meet the Founder


John MartinJohn Martin is the CEO and Founder of the Young Black Male (YBM) Leadership Alliance, a non-profit organization focusing on leadership development, college preparation and career readiness for young black men. YBM Leadership Alliance’s vision is to create a new reality by developing a generation of future leaders.

Inspired by his guidance counselor’s comment in his senior year of high school that he was not “college material” and many years later a vision from God during a Get Motivated conference, John was led in 2006 to start the organization that is now known as YBM Leadership Alliance. Read More>

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He has shown more responsibility; shows leadership abilities in church and school.

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