Annual Report 2017

Feb 22, 2018

Dear Dream Makers and Contributors to YIP,

Last year was a great year for our program, our vision, and our reach to make an impact on “at risk” youth in five of our major inner cities across the nation.

In the summer of 2017, we took honor and leadership with 5 programs at Northwestern University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Along with the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army to address and get into the heartbeat of the issue of trust and respect in the cities of the

Bronx, Chicago, Detroit, Harlem, Honolulu, and Washington D.C. We have found a way to create trust and respect within the community, by the community with outstanding leadership and holistic support. It is a formula that we have perfected over the past decade that gets better with best practices and new challenges of different inner city cultures. We will use this formula to increase our programing to more of our inner cities and major universities in 2018.

We have put forth the foundation infrastructure to expand and grow along with a tremendous diverse Advisory Board of Directors that each contribute in vision, time, and support. We are positioned and will be led to go big and become better than we are to have the capacity and capability to reach and impact at risk boys in the upcoming year in

Enclosed in our Annual Report are of each of our five programs of 2017 for your review, your support, and your awareness. You are part of our team and we are making impact where others cannot. It is the vision, it is the social responsibility from the community, to the community, to make change.

We are going to expand to add new programs in 2018, to make an impact in more cities, to reach more youth. We raised $500,000.00 in 2017 to run 5 programs in 5 different cities, and this year our goal is to raise $300,000.00 more to support our expansion for new programs.We are going to impact close to 1,000 youth across our nation.

With your leadership we are all in to make our communities better, bring forward American GRIT, and IGNITE the hearts of our “at risk” youth through trust, relationships and overwhelming leadership development.

Let’s go and get it together! Come join our Dream Team for 2018!