YAMM

Making what seems impossible, possible.

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

Mission

Our mission is to close the gap on under advancement for youth by addressing education, poverty, and human services through education and building resiliency. We focus on education, poverty, conflict, good health, entrepreneurship, and combating hunger.

Ruling year info

2017

President/CEO

Kamm Galloway

Main address

Po Box 12345

Winston Salem, NC 27117 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)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to close the gap on under advancement for youth by addressing building resiliency for poverty, conflict, good health, entrepreneurship, and combating hunger through education and human services.

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

Bella Diamondz is a program that guides girls ages 12-16 to get the guidance they need in their girl to young lady transition as they represent the young ladies of YAMM in public appearances. Mix with Model ART (Aggression Replacement Training). YAMM uses communication and self-control exercises to influence anger management behavior to a positive height of self-control and conflict solving resolutions. A Better Anger Management Solution.

Bella Diamondz objectives include:​​

Food Skills​
Plan and shop for healthy foods
Reading food labels
Preparing a meal
Using kitchen appliances and utensils

Social and Self Management Skills
Develop and maintain healthy friendships and family relationships
Etiquette skills and appropriate behaviors
Time management
Financial management
Goal setting
Career exploration

Health, Wellness, and Personal Appearance Skills
Laundry, reading clothing care labels, folding clothes
Ironing
Basic sewing to maintain clothes
Personal hygiene/grooming
Personal safety/basic first aid
Exercise and physical fitness

Leadership Skills
Volunteer and support the community
Comply with laws
Register to vote

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

The Ellis Effect is a program that guides boys ages 12-16 to get the guidance they need in their boy to young men transition as they represent the young men of YAMM in public appearances. Mix with Model ART (Aggression Replacement Training). YAMM uses communication and self-control exercises to influence anger management behavior to a positive height of self-control and conflict solving resolutions. A Better Anger Management Solution.

The Ellis Effect objectives include:​​

Food Skills​
Plan and shop for healthy foods
Reading food labels
Preparing a meal
Using kitchen appliances and utensils

Social and Self Management Skills
Develop and maintain healthy friendships and family relationships
Etiquette skills and appropriate behaviors
Time management
Financial management
Goal setting
Career exploration

Health, Wellness, and Personal Appearance Skills
Laundry, reading clothing care labels, folding clothes
Ironing
Basic sewing to maintain clothes
Personal hygiene/grooming
Personal safety/basic first aid
Exercise and physical fitness

Leadership Skills
Volunteer and support the community
Comply with laws
Register to vote

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

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

Afterschool NC EOG tutoring and homework assistance program for youth ages 10-18. Youth are tutored in the afterschool program in math, Language Arts, Reading, and Science to increase end of year testing scores. All tutoring methods used are hands-on activities and computer-based giving youth the extra assistance they need for educational success.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Low-income people
Students

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 of anger

Moral Reasoning​
To raise youth's level of fairness, justice, and concern with 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

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

PreneurMe Phase I is a 7-week series of workshops held for youth ages 12-16 to get the guidance they need to start and run a business before moving into Phase II.

In the workshops youth will learn:

-Introduction to Becoming a Business Owner
-What is My Business
-Who's My Customer
-What is My Advantage
-Short-term and long-term financial and personal needs
-How to manage and save for essential needs by exploring topics that are critical to build and maintain
financial resiliency​
-How to purchase supplies/materials to sell
-How to keep count of their books for bookkeeping

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

ParentMe is a 10-week series of parenting classes for single mothers of boys to guide them in the raising of boys to men.

In the workshops parents will learn:
-Basic child development and what to expect at each stage of a young man's life
-Age-appropriate discipline
-How to recognize strengths and weaknesses as a parent and how to put them to good use
-How to co-parent outside a relationship
-How to handle major problems
-How to handle blended family issues

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

After assisting 33 young females ages 12-16, we have had no females who participated to drop out of school.

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 the 2020 pandemic, students were not physically attending school. Therefore, no metric data is available for 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

Context Notes

Success was measured by the number of young females who proceeded to create and open a youth-owned business.

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

Number of females who learned about resumes, created a resume.

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 aims to accomplish the following goals:
• Increase social skills among youth and young adults
• Increase academic success
• Increase successful youth transitions
• Improve talents and skills of youth
• Increase moral maturity/self-control
• Increase job readiness
• Increase entrepreneurship interest
• Improve caregiver skills
• Enhance family relations
• Increase financial management skills
• Increase leadership skills

Strategies used to make this happen are:
1. Entrepreneurship program
2. Motivational speakers
3. Hands-on and service-learning experiences
4. Emotional learning
5. Self-control/Anger Management program
6. Afterschool tutoring program
7. Community Events
8. Health Awareness
9. Parenting Classes

YAMM board members have over ten years of service experience working with youth and families. YAMM utilizes volunteers who specifically have an interest in working with youth and families to accomplish our goals to meet our mission. The organization will also continue to receive yearly training for board members as well as training volunteers in specific program areas.

Last year in 2020, we directly helped 703 youth, families, and young adults.

To date, through our PreneurMe self-sufficiency program, twenty-four (24) youth have become entrepreneurs and forty-two completed the program.

Being the first youth organization to introduce this well-improved program in Winston-Salem, NC, Model ART has run successfully with ninety-eight (98) youth showing improvement in anger management skills.

Bella Diamondz- The female-based program has run successfully, with thirty-two (32) young ladies completing the program. The program encouraged twelve (12) young ladies to pursue entrepreneurship.

YAMM Community Day- Since 2017, YAMM in collaboration with two nonprofit organizations has hosted “Community Day” four times a month in four underserved neighborhoods from April to September in Winston-Salem. To date, we have served and fed over 2,400 families and provided Public Fire Safety Education on our Community Day events.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Underserved youth, young adults, parents and communities

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have started serving different areas of the city by request.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Feedback has allowed YAMM to better serve in the areas of interest in the communities that are specifically interested in our programs.

  • 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 10/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kamm Galloway

Galloway Tax Express

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

James Smith

Retired

Term: 2016 -

Equilla Chambers

Nieasa Simmons

Sylvia Bonaparte

Thomas Perry

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 05/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

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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.