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Young Black Men of Excellence


YBME is a leadership development and enrichment program for young African American males which is crafted to provide content and life experiences that will both inform and inspire.

YBME is designed to successfully guide its participants’ journeys from boyhood to manhood under the capable stewardship of mature and successful African American men.

This four year program begins in the 9th grade and continues through the 12th. Each year a new group of 9th graders is brought into the YBME Leadership Program. Participants’ leadership responsibilities incrementally increase as the young men progress through the four years. As the young men mature, leadership responsibilities will expand into the participants’ schools, churches and community organizations.

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