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YBLA Impact Report

2024 - Q2

Martin's Message

A Message from The Martins


Greetings Everyone!

The second quarter of 2024 has been like a whirlwind! 

The quarter started with our Legacy Builders Gala. With over 270 guests in attendance, we're thrilled to announce that we reached our goal of $250k! Our Young Professionals hosted the fundraiser and stole the show. Jr. and Sr. Ambassadors delivered powerful speeches about their experiences in YBLA, which is a true testament to your support.

Our third Black Talent Pipeline (BTP) cohort of Emerging Professionals attended their Professional Development Week. They visited corporate sponsors, where they learned the power of networking and explored different career options. The amazing week culminated in their service trip to Belize.

We celebrated our Sr. Ambassadors at Scholar Day, proudly congratulating 42 Charlotte Ambassadors and 13 Atlanta Ambassadors. Thanks to our sponsors and donors, YBLA awarded over $40K in scholarships.

This quarter, YBLA traveled to Belize four times, with our final trip in July. We'll celebrate gifting our second home to a single mother and her sons. Service trips to Belize provide developmental opportunities for YBLA leaders. They bring food to local residents' homes, paint and clean community schools, connect with children, distribute shoes, set up computer labs, and build a home for families in need.

Finally, we must note that our home builds continue to be one of the most transformational parts of leadership development for our young leaders. We are deeply grateful to Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, for providing funding so we can fully furnish House Build #2.

We are blessed to have a community committed to our mission. 

Building Leaders,

John & Tammy Martin

YBLA Founders

Leaders Making an Impact

 2,000+ People Served this Quarter 

Impact Numbers

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Watch BTP24 Serve Belize

House Build #2

BTP Emerging Professionals and Jr. Ambassadors worked on our second house for a single mother and her sons! We are gearing up to present the finished house on our final trip to Belize in July.

Scholar Day Results

Scholar Day

Our 55 Sr. Ambassadors' Significant Accomplishments

 $17M + 

in Scholarships

7 Full Rides


Leadership Training Hours







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Legacy Builders Gala

Legacy Builders Gala

Raised to Impact our Student Leaders

YBLA proudly presented the 13th annual Legacy Builders Gala at the JW Marriott in Uptown Charlotte. We celebrated "Building a Legacy of Leaders", and our community's support made it memorable.

Our goal was to raise $250,000 to fuel our expanding footprint, allowing us to develop more leaders who will, in turn, positively impact the world.

Black Talent Pipeline

Black Talent Pipeline
Charlotte Professional Development Week

YBLA's Charlotte Professional Development Week was an incredible journey of growth and learning. Emerging Professionals attended the Truist Leaders Certification training, visited the corporate offices of Deloitte, Albemarle Corporation, Accenture, and TIAA. They enjoyed an exciting NASCAR racing overview at Trackhouse Entertainment Group. Additionally, they attended a professionalism workshop on attire sponsored by Belk, where they were able to shop in the Belk SouthPark store to expand their professional wardrobes.

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Earned Emerging Leaders Certifications from the Truist Leadership Institute

TIAA conducted mock interviews with Emerging Professionals

Accenture hosted a mentor-mentee dinner

Participated in a Professional Attire Workshop with Belk

Attended a Young Professional Panel, LinkedIn Workshop, and lunch with the CEO - Kent Masters, CFO - Neal Sheorey, and Specialties Presidents - Netha Johnson at Albemarle

Sponsor Highlight


Thank you to GoGo squeeZ at Bel Brands USA for supporting YBLA this quarter.


GoGo squeeZ hosted our Ambassadors at the Charlotte Knights game, where they presented us with a $12,000 donation! We appreciate their financial contribution, and the members of the executives staff and leadership members for networking with our young leaders.

Sponsor Highlight
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