Our mission is to provide youth with programs where they can feel safe to learn and grow into leaders of tomorrow, and most importantly to simply exist. YBMKQ looks forward to providing safe spaces for youth to learn creatively, heal entirely, and explore courageously.
YBMKQ will inspire youth to embrace their true excellence while unleashing their inner potential. YBMKQ seeks to provide emotional security which is critical given Black youth face constant discouragement and scrutiny.
“All things are possible with the scripture Philippians 4:13 at hand. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
A Penn Hills Senior High School graduate and now a Clark Atlanta University Senior Business Administration major with a Dual-Concentration in Marketing & Management and a minor in Political Science created an organization to reach out to young African American men in the city of Pittsburgh that believed in being active in their communities.
The Definition Of
A young black motivated king & queen
A young person who is driven to achieve their goals and positively impact the world.
They are confident in their abilities and are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in.
They are also proud to be black and celebrate the culture by using their platforms to empower others.
They are role models for their peers and younger generations.
They show that it is possible to achieve great things, regardless of your race or background.
They are a source of inspiration for those struggling to overcome adversity.
Crown Me Young Mentoring and Career Exploration
Crown Me Young Mentoring and Career Exploration” program (CMY) connects participants with mentors who look like them and are leaders across many professions (banking/finance, education, law, medicine, entrepreneurship, real estate, fashion, etc.). Participants learn first-hand the ins-and-outs of their professional interests through job shadowing opportunities
YBMKQ University Enrichment Programming
YBMKQ University is an after-school program that will provide participants with daily tutors who lead weekly learning activities to help participants stay connected to learning.YBMKQ’s after-school program centers the emotional security of the student by centering Black joy.YBMKQ teaches centered around “real world” applicability in a culturally relevant manner.
This published work will shine a light on the brilliant youth people ages 15-25 striving for greatness throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area. The younger generation needs to be recognized for their greatness and Younger Black Pittsburgh hopes to do just that.
Young Entrepreneurial Incubator Program
The idea incubation program allows students to fly high with their entrepreneurial dreams. The program will give participants access to the tools and resources needed to start their unique businesses as well as access to industry leaders that can provide useful guidance for success.
The YBMKQ Community Center is the centralized location for all YBMKQ programming. With spaces dedicated to explorative learning, networking, idea incubation, and event planning, This community center hopes to be a true hub for community stability and generational upliftment.