We Build Leaders!
At YBLA, we build leaders who will positively impact their peers, families and communities, and that will eventually change the world!
We focus on helping our young people become leaders that are college and career ready. As our young leaders strive to succeed, they are trained to reach back and mentor elementary, middle and high school students. We achieve our goals through Leadership, Service and Education.
The YBLA Ambassador program is the organization’s ﬂagship platform. Ambassadors are the face of YBLA, personifying our commitment to student leadership, service, and education. Ambassadors are focused on positively impacting their communities, their peers, and the world. This program is highly competitive and will be delivered in-person and online for 11th graders with a 3.0 or higher weighted cumulative GPA.
The YBLA YLeaders program is an innovative program designed to prepare Black students and their parents for college admissions and to secure college scholarships. The YLeader program leverages technology to virtually connect students and parents to college advising, workshops, ACT & SAT Test prep, and college admissions professionals from around the nation.
We achieve our results by focusing on our three pillars of Leadership, Service and Education.
YBLA has been successfully working with black students, parents and community partners for over 13 years. We have the knowledge, experience and best practices needed to work effectively with young leaders and their families. Our staff and volunteers bring expertise from the corporate, non-profit and education fields. We have forged several strategic relationships with colleges, universities, and businesses that allow us to connect our students to leadership, college, and career-related opportunities.
Our Ambassadors are achieving great results in the areas of leadership, service and education.