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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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Athletes have National Signing Day, when they sign an agreement to play for a certain college or university.
YBM has YBM National Scholars Day where we recognize high school junior and senior college bound young black men for their academic achievements!

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Calling all Young Black Women (8th – 12th Grade)


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This is the inaugural year for YBW Leadership Alliance empowering women to be future leaders. YBW has had two successful leadership luncheons and have future events planned to impact the next generation of women through leadership, service, and college readiness.
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Meet the Founder


John MartinJohn Martin is the CEO and Founder of the YBM (Young Black Male) 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.

The first event hosted by YBM, a leadership conference at University Park Baptist Church in 2007, was a tremendous success with over 300 young black men and parents in attendance. Over the years John has gathered a team of passionate, like-minded professionals to help refine and execute the vision of Creating A New Reality by developing future generations of leaders. Some of the accomplishments to date include that YBM has impacted over 10,000 people worldwide, as well as the following Academic and Global Impact

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John I awanted to drop you an e-mail to let you know how awesome Dallas thought all of the speakers at the conference were. He is still talking about what he heard and the young men that he met and I think that you guys are doing something that will impact my son for the rest of his life in a very positive way and I thank all who planned and participated.

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