Make a Difference Today
In spite of negative influences, within this marginalized population, there are young people who are motivated and capable of rising above difficult circumstances. Our goal is to find these sparks, engage and mentor them, so that urban youth can not only succeed themselves, but also share the path to success with their peers and community, by example and by becoming mentors themselves. YBMW aims to generate a culture of “can-do” in Tacoma where young men are the prime movers.
Young Business Men of Washington (YBMW) is a non-profit that engages young men who are challenged by negative influences and socio-economic factors that too frequently cut short options and opportunities for success. Our programs mentor young men, provide role models, build teamwork and cultivate leadership among peer group and throughout the community. We also support development of body and mind for physical and educational achievement in order to guide youth toward becoming positive contributors in their families and communities. YBMW not only promotes achievement among our engaged individuals, we also empower them to pass on the art of success on to their peers.
Making A Difference
Our entrepreneurship program cultivates initiative in young men by demonstrating the rewards of earning money legally and through the satisfaction of work and developing successful business models.
BODY AND MIND DEVELOPMENT
Believing that a conditioned body helps condition the mind, we channel the energy of young men into fitness programs and sports. This helps settle and focus young minds for application in study and fosters an increased interest in education.