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Committed to Making a Difference

At YBLA, we identify, educate and develop young black leaders to have a positive impact in their community and beyond. We focus on helping our young people become leaders that are college and career ready. Our young leaders are trained to reach back and mentor elementary, middle and high school students as they achieve. We achieve this through Leadership, Service and Education.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At YBLA, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.  We value our people and the differences they bring in diversity of thought, culture, age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability and experience. We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.


Leadership Today and Tomorrow

Many people say that young people are our future leaders. We believe that we cannot afford to wait for them to be future leaders but we must develop them to be leaders Today and Tomorrow. Our unique hands-on Leadership Development programs help young people and their parents:


Engage in transformational experiences

Broaden the mind through experience based, interactive learning

Reach back to help others reach their potential

Become college and career ready

Become part of a community of like-minded, success-focused individuals

We Build Leaders through Education, Experience and Exposure. 



John Martin

John Martin Founder | CEO & President

Tammy Martin

Tammy Martin Founder | Executive Vice President

Christopher Land

Christopher Land Ambassador Director

Princess Mayfield

Princess Mayfield Executive Administrative Assistant


Ka'rin Long YBW Jr. Ambassador Coach


Sarah Rucker YBW Jr. Ambassador Coach


Ohavia Phillips YBLA Special Teams Coach

Destiny Blue

Destiny Blue YBLA College Advisor