What is YBM Leadership Alliance?

YBM Leadership Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on leadership development and college preparation 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.

The YBM Leadership Alliance’s mission is to develop young black men into 21st century Leaders by exposing them to positive leadership models, equipping them to be spiritually grounded to make a difference within humanity, and empowering them to become competent leaders with a passion for lifelong learning.

We are Creating a New Reality. We realize that successful people can create their own reality. Our vision is to create a new reality where young black men are sought out as leaders of our GLOBAL community. We invite you to be a part of the vision!


YBM Announces Mission Trip To Haiti


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Dear Friend of YBM:

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. “
                                                                 - Martin Luther King, Jr.


What profound words from a man who had such an impact on the world. YBM Leadership Alliance’s mission is to develop generations of young leaders who will have a positive impact on their world! At YBM, we believe there is no better way to develop leaders than to serve the less fortunate and not expect anything in return. That is true leadership.


On August 2, YBM will send a team of young men and mentors on a mission trip to Haiti in partnership with Samaritan’s Feet. The mission team will travel to Port Au Prince, Haiti. We will visit schools, orphanages, villages, and churches to distribute more than 1000 pairs of new shoes, wash feet, and share HOPE with everyone we encounter. We will also provide spiritual and physical food to the needy in cooperation with Feed the Hunger Foundation.


We are asking friends of YBM to support the mission through prayer and financial donations.

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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>