"For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out." ~Oprah Winfrey
America, the problem of Black male achievement seems intractable. We fail our Black sons more than any other racial or ethnic group.
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
Young men of color in first to 11th grade, who can make a monthly commitment ,meeting
Saturday 3 to 7 pm.
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 -
-College or Business Tour
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
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