Welcome to the Young Men’s Educational Network!
We are so glad to have you here. Take a look around, see what we’re all about, and invite your friends! We’re all family here so relax, sit back, and let us take you on a journey into the lives of a few hundred young men who are (and who are becoming) leaders. As the people said to us in Ghana, “Akwaaba!!
Find our program calendar and application here.
We recently made a trip to Uganda. Take a moment to view our video.
- YMEN Raises over $100K at Charity Auction!
- On Friday, November 8th , the network of friends and investors came together to raise critical resources for YMENs programs and our college scholarship fund. We are thrilled to report that we exceeded our $80K goal by raising more than $100K to invest in the next generation of leaders in North Lawndale! The great news […] Read More
- YMEN Buys a CRACK HOUSE!
- On September 19, 2013 the Young Men’s Educational Network purchased a foreclosed property adjacent to their college and career campus. This two-story building was used throughout 2012 for the sales and distribution of drugs on the 2200 block of Springfield. YMEN intends to turn this former CRACK house into a college residential dormitory that will […] Read More
- NEW SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP IN LAWNDALE!
- On September 4, 2013 YMEN’s Executive Director, Michael Trout, and PEARL’s Director, Sharona Drake, met with the new principal at Dvorak Elementary School and a new partnership was born! YMEN will be working in partnership with the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to increase attendance and graduation rates for students in North Lawndale. The CORE […] Read More