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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2015 Top 100 Registration is Now Open!
The Top 100 Young Black Men of Charlotte Program highlights the achievements of outstanding young black male high school juniors. The program recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas academic, leadership, extracurricular and community service. Top 100 students are highlighted in the Top 100 publication, attend a recognition ceremony and compete for YBM college scholarships.
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Meet the Founder
John 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>