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Young Mens' Initiative

NYC Mayor's Officer

The New York City Young Men's Initiative (YMI) is the nation's boldest and most comprehensive effort to help black and Latino young men achieve their professional, educational, and personal goals. YMI brings together an array of programs and services designed to increase access to mentoring, education, employment, and various opportunities for civic and community engagement.

The Department of Probation (DOP) is partnering with other City agencies, community-based organizations and foundations on eight innovative program and policy initiatives that focus on neighborhoods with high concentrations of people on probation. Click on the name of the program below to learn more about it.

AIM: Advocate Intervene Mentor
Arches: A Transformative Mentoring Program
ECHOES: Each Child Has an Opportunity to Excel and Succeed
Justice Community
Justice Scholars
Pathways to Excellence, Achievement, & Knowledge (PEAK)

Learn more about the Young Men’s Initiative