YMCO is a collaborative of concerned persons, stakeholders, investors, churches, parents, law enforcement, volunteers, participating agreements, school districts, employers, and similar organizations who share our mission of intervention and reconnection.

Mentors would be recruited from churches, schools, businesses, sporting organizations, colleges, and other nonprofit organizations.


Through comprehensive mentoring strategies and steel band music appreciation, targeting the unique needs of Black and Latino young men, the YMCO Initiative will continue to lay the groundwork to ensure that all young men of color in our program can achieve their full potential, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or the circumstances into which they are born.

This effort is part of the City of Orlando’s acceptance of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, issued by President Obama. “If you work hard and play by the rules, you should have the opportunity to succeed, and your ability to get ahead should be determined by your hard work, ambition, and goals – not by the circumstances of your birth.”