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Our Ambassadors

"For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out."  ~Oprah Winfrey
The Problem

 America, the problem of Black male achievement seems intractable. We fail our Black sons more than any other racial or ethnic group.

The Positioning

YALA is a unique solution that is empowering and bringing hope.

  • Not accepting mediocrity

  • Access to mentors

  • Empower males to discover, achieve and lead

  • Pathways to college and career opportunities

  • Building Character

The Participant

Young men of color in first to 11th grade, who can  make a monthly commitment ,meeting

Saturday 3 to 7 pm.

The Program

Dedicated to Manhood, Responsibility & Leadership.  This year-around leadership development program is for young males 6 years old to eleventh grade. The males engage on a monthly basis with professional African American Males who are "Bridgebuilders" that mentor the young males This years topics include:

-Mental & Physical Health

-My Brother's Keeper -

-Community Service


-Study Skills

-College or Business Tour

-Financially Fit

-Survival Skills

-Public Speaking

-Etiquette Day

Promising Practices
  • Increased self confidence and ability  to persevere and excel at home, in school and in the community.

  • As high school seniors, many of our young men bridged over to the Link's Achievers Program. 

  • 100% of our participants have continued and enrolled in college...University of San Diego, University of Arizona, University of California Riverside, Pierce College, Boise State University


Public Resources

Free Homework Help - County of Los Angeles Public Library offers a live, online tutor.  Http://


Research College Scholarships -  allows you to get matched to scholarships and grants.  Its never too early to start.

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