Donate and Help Boys Become Men
The mentors and partners of YMG are committed to a holistic approach to teaching Leadership Development, Life Skills, advocacy for Social and Emotional Health, and curriculum-based Financial Literacy components while requiring hours of engagement to give back to one's community; this has been our call to action to the combat the current crisis in our communities and the lives of our young black males today. We understand that it takes a village, so we are also asking you to answer the call.
Our Areas of Focus
Our main key areas of focus are Leadership Development, Basic Financial Literacy, Social and Emotional Health, and Community Engagement.
We Believe these 4 components are integral for our Young Men to embrace in their learning journey to help them grow into the best versions of themselves.
Leadership Development and Life Skills
Throughout the year, we will focus on providing as many resources and community partnerships as possible to provide enrichment opportunities for our Young Men that will encourage goal setting, thinking outside the box, and new ideas and concepts that will help build character, goal setting and organizational skills and leadership skills.
Social and Emotional Health and Advocacy
The mentors of YMG are certified life coaches. This allows them to go beyond the surface to provide guidance and support. We take a barbershop approach to real life discussions and current events while identifying their emotions while offering tools and healthy ways to express the.
Financial Literacy and Enrichment
Our financial literacy portion consists of our very own curriculum designed with young black men in mind that also aligns with the Ohio Department of Education’s standards for financial literacy for both middle school and high school. We also partner with local financial institutions to provide additional education and support that reinforces the importance of learning financial concepts and how money works.
Throughout the year we focus on providing as many cultural opportunities as possible to connect the Young Men to their communities while teaching them the importance of being pillars of influence. We engage in hours of community service with our community clean up initiative and with local partners.
YMG In Action
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How Lives are Being Impacted
Very Thankful and Grateful
My son MJ has been a part of YMG for the 2021-2022 school year I must say that we are very thankful and grateful for the opportunity. My son doesn't have his biological father in the household so this program has given him the chance to be around boys and men who not only encourage him but also give him opportunities to look forward to. My child has had an improved attitude since becoming a part of this program and also has been more focused. My child and I are truly appreciative of this program and the hard work and dedication from YMG!
More Patient and Better Decisions
Young Men Growing has helped me prosper as a young man. Over the course of the program I became much more patient, I made better decisions, I was much more laser focused and my attitude improved greatly. Forever grateful to the YMG family for mentoring me and treating me as one of their own.
A Blessing to My Son and Me
YMG has been a blessing to my son and I. These great men have taught my son invaluable lessons in life. They use a variety of relevant techniques to keep the young mens' interest from field trips to zoom meetings. They work one on one with them and stay in touch with them throughout the years. This program turned the trajectory of my son's life around for the better. They genuinely care for the young men and show great interest in them becoming successful young men that bring added value to the world.
Ascension in Their Maturity
It has been a pleasure to witness the growth within the YMG organization over the last year alone. The level of focus and commitment the kids have brought each and every session shows the ascension in their maturity. They have been patient, allowing themselves to go through the maturation process leading to better decisions being made and improved attitudes.