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  • Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve..

  • What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.

  • Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

— the MODEL

At the core of what makes our services successful is our individualized mentoring technique, a vital component of our Longitudinal Centralized Support System (LcSS) Model (Beasley et al., 2014).

— the DetaILS

We have redefined what others conceptualize as "mentoring": re-engineering what it means to be a mentor & be mentored.

We provide a longitudinal support system for our target population. That support system includes individualized mentoring, dedicated resources, and preparation for an array of opportunities and experiences; essential components to our Longitudinal Centralized Support System (LcSS) Model.

WHY—We understand aiding individuals in their journey to success necessitates developing enduring relationships. These sustainable relationships lead to more diverse, professional and productive communities reflective of America at her best.

HOW—We implement a mixture of technological, futuristic and traditional mechanisms to create a structure and strategy that will ensure our longevity in the lives of each individual to maximize outcomes.


Through an innovative use of multifarious technologies, this organization gives students and young professionals the tools they need to grow and prosper.

We take a comprehensive approach to offering longitudinal support to each member of our target population. We take special care to engender a belief in our targeted students and young professionals that they have the capacity to accomplish all of their aspirations.

The various programs and services allow students and young professionals to evade and overcome any challenges they encounter.

The following is a list of some of the general services offered: Self-esteem Development, Life Skills Training, Academic Preparation, Career Placement, Image/Branding Management, Accountability Managing, Professional Development, Research/Internship Experience, Scholarship/Fellowship Attainment, Relationship Building/Maintaining, Presentation Skills, Writing/Mathematics Workshops, Standardized Testing Preparations/Strategies, and National/Regional Conferences.

It is the core belief of this enterprise that education is one of the most powerful vehicles for leading people to success.

This initiative is committed to offering practical and creative solutions and inspiration to the aforementioned individuals to empower them to unleash their maximum potential. Many leaders of this initiative come from challenging backgrounds and have had to endure difficult experiences, and those backgrounds and experiences lend themselves useful to this organization being able to equip diverse people with the knowledge, motivation, prowess, experiences, and opportunities to excel in sundry fields.

[YU?] is devoted to providing access to resources, skills, mentoring, and opportunities central to academic, professional and personal achievement that many individuals from low-income, marginalized, disadvantaged and/or at-risk backgrounds do not possess. We believe in You.

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— About Us

We're MORE than just a mentoring program, we're in it for the long haul.

[YU?] is composed of distinguished young professionals, including doctors, lawyers, social scientists, educators, researchers, and community leaders, who have a zeal for longitudinally helping to ameliorate the academic, social, professional, and personal evolution of high school, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduates and young professionals who may come from low-income, marginalized, disadvantaged and/or at-risk backgrounds.

STRATEGY TEAM—members includes: Dr. Antonio Daniels (Co-Founder), Attorney Lorenzo Edwards, Dr. Myeshia Price, Attorney Sam Linenweaver,Dr. Michael Ibe, Dr. Chris Johnson, Dr. Shannon Roberts, Sagashus Levingston (Ph.D Candidate), Stephen Moore (Software Engineer), Raynardo Williams (Financial Specialist), Dr. Tasha Norris, and Jeremiah Jackson Jr. (Outreach Specialist)


Fun Fact: She enjoys leisure caricature drawing and/or rendering.

Marie Beasley, Co-Director

Ms. Beasley is an Ed.D Student at Morgan State University in Urban Educational Leadership and Policy Department. She was a college athlete (basketball) from New Haven, Connecticut and considered, by many, an at-risk student. She earned her Master’s from Arizona State University and Bachelor’s from San Francisco State University.

Fun Fact: He can recite every word to all of his favorite movies.

Donald Dantzler Jr, Co-Director

Mr. Dantzler is a Ph.D student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Policy Studies. Donald was a Division II college athlete (basketball) from Joliet, IL. He earned his Master's and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Fun Fact: He recently learn how to play the game of polo at the Twin City Polo Club.

Dr. Renaldo Blocker, Co-Founder

Dr. Blocker, born in Atlanta, Georgia, is currently a Human Factors and Ergonomics Researcher and Assistant Professor in Healthcare Systems Engineering at Mayo Clinic. He is a first generation college student and received his undergraduate degree from Albany State University (Albany, GA).

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[YU?] Headquarters

445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1500
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Email: admin@whyyou.org
Phone: (507) 216-7618