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 local and international community service, and public speaking.

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YBM Honors Success Leader Bishop Phillip Davis



YBM Leadership Alliance is proud to honor Bishop Phillip Davis for his outstanding work and service to us all. He was a great hero, a visionary and an effective leader who touched the lives of many. He was the perfect role model for our young leaders and we will miss him dearly. We honor his memory by reflecting on his encouraging words of wisdom for young men during his February 2015 YBM Success Leader Video. We are sincerely grateful for his contribution in Creating A New Reality! His legacy continues. God Bless.


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>