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YAMM

Making what seems impossible, possible.

aka Youth Achieving Moral Maturity   |   Winston Salem, NC   |  https://www.kgyamm.org

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Mission

At YAMM, our mission is to help vulnerable youth by creating effective advancing economic opportunity solutions that help them become self-sufficient.

Ruling year info

2017

President/CEO

Kamm Galloway

Main address

1995 Pleasant St. #12345

Winston Salem, NC 27107 USA

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EIN

81-4965735

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

YAMM (Youth Achieving Moral Maturity) targets multiple issues impacting young people, including education gaps, poverty, limited access to human services, family mental health and health challenges. Specifically, we want to uplift underprivileged youth by fostering economic opportunity, encouraging self-sufficiency, and enhancing their quality of life. YAMM envisions a society where no young person feels vulnerable or trapped in poverty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bella Diamondz

The Bella Diamondz Etiquette Program is a mentorship program that guides young ladies ages 12-16 in their transition from girlhood to young womanhood. The program provides young ladies with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in all areas of their lives, including:

Social and self-management skills: Young ladies learn how to develop and maintain healthy friendships and family relationships, practice etiquette skills and appropriate behaviors, manage their time, budget their money, set goals, and explore career options.

Health, wellness, and personal appearance skills: Young ladies learn how to do laundry, read clothing care labels, fold clothes, iron, sew, maintain their personal hygiene and grooming, stay safe, and stay physically fit.

Leadership skills: Young ladies learn how to volunteer in their community, obey the law, and register to vote.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Young girls
Students

Monthly, April through September, YAMM works in Forsyth County hosting neighborhood events in five neighborhoods a year that involve both parents and children that engages them in activities to form a bond as a unit within their community as well as encouraging community bonding through community engagement. Other nonprofits, educational entities, and government agencies are invited to educate and provide information on community resources and safety. The community day provides for YAMM to recruit youth participants, parents, and volunteers as well as create community socialization.

Population(s) Served
Families
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Students
Unemployed people

Model ART is a gender-based curriculum that encourages self-control exercises to influence anger management behavior and self-control and conflict solving resolutions. Overall targeting aggressive behavior in youth ages 12-17. Model ART objectives include:

Skillstreaming
To teach youth a broad curriculum of prosocial behavior

Anger Control
To teach youth self-control over anger

Moral Reasoning​
To raise youth's level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of others

Youth will experience
A decrease in problem behaviors Improved prosocial behavior Improved Anger Control
Increase in In-Community Functioning
Reduction in criminal behavior and reoffending

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Students

I lead is an afterschool program designed to involve youth and young adults in community projects that are created and led by youth ages 10-17 and young adults ages 18-24 throughout the Winston-Salem Community. Young men and ladies will be involved in numerous projects that they will collectively create as a group and implemented around the Winston-Salem area. Projects will consist of volunteer works in the community. Parents are encouraged to attend all final projects in support of their youth and/or young adult.

Service-learning is learning that actively involves students and young adults in a wide range of experiences, which often benefit others and the community, while also advancing the goals of a given subject or community concern. All service-learning activities are community-based service activities that are paired with structured preparation and student and young adult reflection.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Students
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth
Children and youth

YAMM- Youth Achieving Moral Maturity offers a PreneurMe program of startup business workshops for youth ages 12-16. This 7-week series of workshops provides the guidance needed for young entrepreneurs to start and run their own businesses before they move into Phase II. Workshops provide young people with activities to help them develop business acumen, moral maturity, and long-term success.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Students

ParentMe is an invaluable resource for single parents of children ages 10-17. Our parenting classes provide single mothers with the skills needed to raise their boys and girls in a safe and healthy environment. Additionally, we provide guidance and support for parents of school age students attending Winston-Salem Forsyth County School board meetings. With ParentMe, single parents can access the support they need to become the best parents they can be.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Students
Low-income people
At-risk youth
Students
Low-income people
Adults
Family relationships

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of clients who drop out of school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Bella Diamondz

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to pandemic financial hardship and participant safe guards, we did not operate our programs in 2021 and 2020.

Total number of client suspensions from school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Bella Diamondz

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to pandemic financial hardship and participant safe guards, we did not operate our programs in 2021 and 2020.

Number of businesses developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Bella Diamondz

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of resumes written

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Bella Diamondz

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to pandemic financial hardship and participant safeguards, we did not operate our programs in 2021. However, in 2020 we did assist with resumes.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

YAMM wants to accomplish the following goals:
Increase social skills among youth and young adults
Increase academic success
Improve talents and skills of youth
Improve self-control management
Increase job readiness
Increase quality of life and family mental health issues through outdoor activities
Increase entrepreneurship interest
Improve caregiver skills
Enhance family relations and effectively communication between intergenerations
Increase financial management skills
Increase leadership skills
Reduce hunger
Promote female leadership

Strategies used to make this happen are:
1. Increasing staff and volunteer trauma-informed training
2. Motivational speakers
3. Service-learning projects
4. Awareness marketing
5. Increase outdoor activities

YAMM (Youth Achieving Moral Maturity) is an organization dedicated to promoting moral maturity and supporting the well-being of youth and families. It has several capabilities in place to effectively meet its goals.

1. Experienced Board Members: YAMM benefits from a board of members who possess over ten years of service experience working with youth and families. Their extensive expertise allows them to provide guidance and strategic direction to the organization.

2. Volunteer Engagement: YAMM relies on volunteers who have a specific interest in working with youth and families. These volunteers contribute their time and skills to support the organization's programs and initiatives, enabling YAMM to have a broader reach and impact within the community.

3. Mission-Driven Goals: YAMM's goals align with its mission of promoting moral maturity among youth and families. By setting clear objectives, YAMM ensures that its efforts are focused and purposeful, allowing for maximum effectiveness in achieving its desired outcomes.

4. Community Partnerships: YAMM actively collaborates with other organizations and small businesses in the community. These partnerships help leverage resources, share expertise, and extend the reach of YAMM's programs. By working together, YAMM and its partners can have a greater collective impact on youth and families in the community.

5. Ongoing Training: YAMM recognizes the importance of continuous learning and development. The organization ensures that its board members receive yearly training to enhance their knowledge and skills. Additionally, YAMM provides specific program training for its volunteers, equipping them with the necessary tools to effectively serve youth and families.

Through these capabilities, YAMM strives to make a positive difference in the lives of young people and families, fostering moral maturity, and supporting their overall well-being.

YAMM (Youth Achieving Moral Maturity) has made significant progress in various programs and initiatives. Here are some highlights of our achievements:

1. PreneurMe a Self-Sufficiency Program: Through this program, 24 youths have successfully become entrepreneurs, showcasing their ability to start and run their own businesses. Additionally, 42 youths have completed the program, indicating their dedication and commitment to personal and professional growth.

2. Model ART an Anger Management Program: YAMM introduced the Model ART program, focusing on improving anger management skills among youth. So far, 98 youths have participated and demonstrated noticeable improvements in managing their anger effectively.

3. Bella Diamondz Program: YAMM has successfully run the Bella Diamondz program, a female-based initiative for young ladies ages 12-16. The program has empowered 12 young ladies, who have completed the program, with skills and knowledge. Moreover, 1 young ladies have been inspired to pursue entrepreneurship, reflecting the program's positive impact.

4. YAMM Community Day: Since 2017, YAMM has collaborated with two nonprofit organizations to host "Community Day" events in underserved neighborhoods in Winston-Salem. These events take place four times a month from April to September. Over the years, we have served and provided assistance to more than 2,400 families. In addition to the support, we have prioritized Public Fire Safety Education during these events, raising awareness and promoting safety within the community.

5. Future Program Initiatives: YAMM recognizes the need for youth engagement in deaf communications and trade skills. As a response, our organization is currently planning program initiatives focused on hearing-to-deaf communications, American Sign Language (ASL), and a youth trade program specializing in Masonry skills. These upcoming initiatives aim to address the lack of awareness and opportunities in these areas, providing valuable skills and fostering inclusivity among the youth.

Our progress showcases our dedication to empowering youth, promoting personal growth, and serving the community. Through our diverse programs and initiatives, we continue to make a positive impact on the lives of young individuals and families in Winston-Salem.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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YAMM

Board of directors
as of 03/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kamm Galloway

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Term: 2016 -

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/14/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/15/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.