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 Announces Leadership Program for Young Black Women!
YBW (Young Black Women) Leadership Alliance, created in 2016, is an outgrowth of the effective and productive YBM Leadership Alliance. The program was created to provide the same essential building blocks of success for young black women that thousands of young black men have received as participants of YBM during the last nine years. YBW Leadership Alliance is designed to empower women to be future leaders. Our goal is to prepare young women to be college, career, and life ready.
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Meet the Founder
John 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