YBM 6th Annual Leadership Conference

Leadership Development and College Preparation Program

– March 2014 –

Charlotte, NC – The YBM Leadership Alliance, a non-profit organization for young black men in Charlotte, North Carolina, is proud to announce its 6th annual Leadership Conference, entitled Greater Expectations. The purpose of this event is to give young black male leaders in grades 9-12 along with their Parents/Guardians a chance to hear from exceptional leaders in and around our community, as well as, engaging them with several colleges across the east coast. YBM has powerful speakers lined up for this event to empower and prepare our participants for the stepping-stones they will encounter as they prepare to meet their goals for impactful leadership and a college education.

During this event, young leaders will be able to meet with a number of colleges. According to the CEO and Founder of YMB John Martin, “We have over 14 colleges who are already on board and are awaiting confirmation from several others.” The institutions that have already confirmed for the conference include Belmont Abbey College, Central Piedmont Community College, Clark Atlanta University, East Carolina University, Fisk University, Florida A&M, Morehouse College, Radford University, Tuskegee University, UNC Chapel Hill, USAFR, USMA, Virginia Tech, and Winston-Salem State University. “Not only will attendees have access to several institutions who make limited visits to their area,” says Martin, “but attendees will be given the opportunity to engage institutions in a focused environment for a fraction of the cost of visiting even one institution on campus.”

“Our young men are trained to be leaders today and are prepared for leadership tomorrow,” notes Martin, who also seeks innovative and creative ways to give back to the host community simply by helping to mentor younger students, performing various community service activities, and being available for public speaking engagements.

This conference will take place on Saturday, March 29, from 10am-5pm at Rocky River High School, located at 10505 Clear Creek Commerce Drive, Mint Hill, NC 28227. The price is $15 per young leader and $10 if more than one leader per household attends. Additionally, this event is FREE for parents and guardians to attend.

Attendance for this event is expected to be between 300-400 students and parents.

For more information, please visit the following website:

For more information on the YBM Leadership Alliance Third Grade Reading Program, please contact Pamela Lue-Hing directly at phing@ybmleadership.com

For more information on how you can help support the vision of
YBM Leadership Alliance, please go to www.ybmleadership.com

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Our students thoroughly enjoyed the conference. We took a group of 8 students. This was a great opportunity of exposure for our students.

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