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Make a Difference Today

In spite of negative influences, within this marginalized population, there are young people who are motivated and capable of rising above difficult circumstances. Our goal is to find these sparks, engage and mentor them, so that urban youth can not only succeed themselves, but also share the path to success with their peers and community, by example and by becoming mentors themselves. YBMW aims to generate a culture of “can-do” in Tacoma where young men are the prime movers.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Roots

Young Business Men of Washington (YBMW) is a non-profit that engages young men who are challenged by negative influences and socio-economic factors that too frequently cut short options and opportunities for success. Our programs mentor young men, provide role models, build teamwork and cultivate leadership among peer group and throughout the community. We also support development of body and mind for physical and educational achievement in order to guide youth toward becoming positive contributors in their families and communities. YBMW not only promotes achievement among our engaged individuals, we also empower them to pass on the art of success on to their peers.

ACTIVITIES

Making A Difference

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Our entrepreneurship program cultivates initiative in young men  by demonstrating the rewards of earning money legally and through the satisfaction of work and developing successful business models.

YOUTH SPEAKERS BUREAU / GAVEL CLUB

Public speaking builds confidence, sharpens the ability to think critically and provides young men a forum for communicating and networking.

This program fosters a culture of teamwork and leadership that learns from experts and mentors and is self-perpetuating among peer-groups.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

AND ADVOCACY

This program recruits are young men to learn and apply new skills through community service, while educating young men on the consequences of gang life.

BODY AND MIND DEVELOPMENT

A conditioned body helps condition the mind. Channel the energy helps settle and focus the minds for application in study and fosters an increased interest in education.

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, MENTORING, GROUP WORKSHOPS

Curriculum Development, Workshop.