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YBLA Impact Report

2023 - Q3

A Message from The Martins


Hello Sponsors, Donors, Grantors, & Funders!

The third quarter of 2023 has been an exceptional period that truly exemplifies how our leaders are making an impact in the world and how community support helps us achieve our mission. 


We are thrilled to announce our new cohort of Jr. Ambassadors in Charlotte and Atlanta! We can't wait to witness their leadership growth and the impact they will make in these two cities. Our Sr. Ambassadors have successfully graduated and transitioned into our College Ambassador Program. All 37 high school graduates safely began their college journeys across the United States.


Our Black Talent Pipeline (BTP) Emerging Professionals completed a four-day Business & Leadership Summit in New York City, where they had the opportunity to connect with prominent companies such as Nasdaq, Bank of America, and our newest corporate partners, Lyft and Peloton. 


Last but certainly not least, we are delighted to share that this quarter, we received sponsorship contributions from 12 generous partners, totaling nearly $400,000. We want to express our deep gratitude for your continued support and belief in our mission.  


Thank you, thank you, thank you! Together, we are making a lasting difference.

Building Leaders,

John & Tammy Martin, YBLA Founders

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Leaders Making an Impact

1,000+ People Served this Quarter


Scholarships Provided


Lyft Scholarships


BTP Scholarships


YBLA Scholarship for a College Ambassador

YBLA Serves Belize


People Impacted


Hours Served







See our second group of Charlotte Jr. Ambassadors serving in Belize this summer. 

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YBLA Blazer Ceremony

Jr. Ambassadors in Atlanta and Charlotte received YBLA blazers after their first year of leadership training and transformational experiences. The cohorts officially became our new Sr. Ambassadors!

 15 Atlanta Ambassadors 

 44 Charlotte Ambassadors 

Welcome 2023-24 Jr. Ambassadors

 26  new Jr. Ambassadors in Atlanta, GA

 57  new Jr. Ambassadors in Charlotte, NC

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Black Talent Pipeline (BTP) Emerging Professionals attended our Business and Leadership Summit in New York City. The group participated in development and networking sessions at PwC, Lyft, Peloton, Bank of America, and Nasdaq.


 NYC Highlights 

Learning about company cultures and values

YBLA featured on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square!

Connecting with ERGs, business leaders, interns, and corporate recruiting

Seeing MJ the Musical and meeting a cast member

$11,000 scholarships from Lyft 

2-year subscription from Peloton


 YBLA Ambassadors in Houston, TX | August 2023 

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Ambassador Accomplishments

YBLA Ambassadors and YoPros have major updates from the past few months. Scroll through the highlights below!

College Ambassadors attended and volunteered at VP Kamala Harris' Fighting For Our Freedoms College Tour at NC A&T.

Click here to watch College Ambassador Jasmine A. introduce the VP!

Sponsor Highlight

YBLA thanks the NBA Foundation, Synchrony, Lyft, Wells Fargo, and Nasdaq for the major financial contributions they provided this quarter.

Mecklenburg County

Coca-Cola Consolidated

Enterprise Holdings


Bank of America/Merril Lynch

Millennium Corp

Hear BTP Mentor Dana Montgomery from Accenture share her thoughts on their partnership and sponsorship with YBLA!

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