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 $130K at Charity Auction!
- On Friday, November 7th 2014, 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 $130K 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