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Young Business Men and Women

Categories: Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Education, Environment, Neighborhood & Communities

The mission of Young Business Men and Women (YBMW) is to foster positive development, life skills and attitudes in high-risk youth to bring transformation to their lives and communities for their own and future generations. Through a unique mentor/mentee program, our youth receive training and experience in physical well-being, teamwork, role modeling, and leadership that allow them to become positive contributors in their families and communities and to perpetuate those skills in future generations.


Executive Director

Athrettis Brown


1147 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 682-8964
Email: [email protected]

Young Business Men and Women(BYMW) is a non-profit community cenered organization whose goal is to provide a bridge to the future for young men and women who through the lack of resources and leadership too often fall into another generation of socio-economic collapse. Through a unique complex of mentor/mentee relationships between young teenage Junior Associates and older teenage Young Partners, we teach and encourage strength and conditioning, physical well-being, teamwork, role modeling, and leadership, as well as the basics of money management, work ethic, responsibility, and confidence building. We encourage education through high school graduation and on through higher education. Our goal is to create a new generation of young people prepared to accept their place as contributing community members and successful professionals who will continue to pass those skills on to other at risk youth.

The benefit of our work to the greater community is to transform the most troubled and disenfranchised communities within our city into affluent, peaceful areas driven by the successes of the members of that community. Crime, school dropout rates, and poverty rates can all be lowered as the upcoming generations learn the lessons of success. Curently operating primarily within the Hilltop area of Tacoma, we envision growing into adjoining areas and eventually throughout the city of Tacoma and beyond. While overnight transformation of the community is clearly not feasible, a steady growth in our program will create long range results that can reclaim our poorest communities and the youth within them.


Annual Budget: $50,000 or less

Number of Employees: 1-5

Accepts Volunteers: Yes

Service Area: Pierce County

People Served Annually: 1200