Mr. Douglas Skipworth - Second Presbyterian
Mr. Thom Weller - Second Presbyterian
Mrs. Carole House - Trinity Baptist
Mr. Timothy Saffold - City of Memphis
Mr. Joel House - Trinity Baptist
Mr. Jeff Smallwood - Trinity Baptist
Mr. Courtney Lynch - Trustmark Bank
Mrs. Carol Harrison - Walgreens
Mr. John Colton - Regions Bank / Trinity Baptist
Mr. Alfonzo Gregory - Community / Parent Representative
Mr. Jeff Summers - Trinity Baptist
Mr. Sam Buckmaster - Second Presbyterian
Mrs. Cynthia Mitchell - Community Rep
"I am a mother whose children were once a part of this great organization. My sons are now wise young men because of the mentoring of Patrick & Hazel Simmons.
- Mother of two sons
"I want to thank the staff at YMOT for helping to guide me on the right path. You made a big impact on my life by teaching me all the right things I needed to know.
I would not be where I am if God hadn't placed you in my life." - Freshman in College
"Y-MOT has changed my life alot, the neighborhood I live in has a lot of drug dealers and violence. The direction I was headed in was death or jail. Since I became involved in
Y-MOT, I have been taught the meaning of honesty, kindness and loyalty. Everyday I wake up I pray and thank God for allowing me to see another day of life. I'm glad I have a fresh start to live my life without the drugs and disrepect in my life. - Neighborhood Youth
"Y-MOT has given my child a sense of pride and reasonability, my child has grown from an unconcerned kid to a responsible and respectful young man" - Parent
"The kids of Y-MOT receive chances to attend events that most kids never get to attend had it not been for the Y-MOT team. To have this program in our community is a blessing." - Neighborhood Parent
The staff of Y-MOT are diligent, selfless and have a passion for seeing students be successful. - Middle School Principal
It is my opinion that without these activities many of the students that his organization serves would be in mischief daily or in juvenile court." - High School Principal
"We value our partnership with Y-MOT. We believe this program adds value to the community and gives our youth a constructive alternative to all the other negative influences that they can fall prey to." - Community Bank Supervisor
"One person can make a difference in the world and as long as we have individuals striving to provide outlets for low-to-moderate income youth like the ones Y-MOT create, we will continue to be able to make a difference in the lives of inner-city children who might otherwise succumb to desiring less out of life."
- Newspaper Reporter
In 1996, we began reaching out to kids in the neighborhood schools and families in the low-income housing developments of our community through a partnership with UYI.
Through our outreach efforts, many have joined churches, showed academic and behavioral improvements and began living healthier lifestyles.
In May of 2007, Y-MOT was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization.
We believe that our purpose in life is to minister to the unchurched youth in the community.
We are faithfully using the gifts, talents and resources that we have been blessed with in order to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth that we encounter on a daily basis.
With the favor of God and the help of faithful supporters Y-MOT is implementing it's strategic growth plan and vision to further evangelize, disciple and empower urban youth throughout the 38109 zip code and it's surrounding areas.
We are also developing plans to expand the programs throughout the greater Memphis area.
To learn more about how you can partner with us in ministry, please visit our partnership page.