Celebrating Our Men Everyday

Hi, we are the team of YOUNG MEN STRONG, LLC

Est. 2012, we've been dedicated to providing energetic non profit work in Southeast Queens and through out surrounding areas.  We formed our umbrella organization to create and provide practical and logical solutions all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community. 

Our aim is focused on making the maximum positive effort in Educating, Empowering, and Engaging young and adult African American, Latinx American, and other males of color.  Our members and volunteers provide momentum that helps us to make impact and affect change.  Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference in all areas that involve our young men of color. 

THOUGHTS Magazine is about honoring men of color who exemplifies leadership skills not only in their chosen fields but also scholars in their community. We are connecting people, businesses, organizations, and programs centered on building up males of color, young to adult by providing information that is healing, restoring, rebuilding to reduce negative stereotypes, fear, and ignorance to grow them personally and professionally as well emotionally and mentally; that has been our focus since day one at the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. 

THOUGHTS bring the most influential and active members of our communities into one place. We provide an open door that gives all men of color and opportunity to be given a second or even third chance to get it right. We are building solid relationships with every issue we publish. Providing a safe place to share stories and be heard, being vulnerable without judgment, but with challenging values, beliefs, morals, and thought processes to create whole well rounded men.

THOUGHTS provides a plan of action for newly released from prison on step by step guidelines of all their essentials to make a smooth transition back into society. 

THOUGHTS is the First born son of GQ and ESSENCE magazine. It’s the go-to for men of color. A resource guide that offers structure and addresses issues that all men of color experience from young to old. All content is created for and by men of color locally and abroad to share and connect.

THOUGHTS inspires and builds dreams with ambition by offering unemployed out of school youth (minimum age 18) and those recently released from jail the opportunity for gainful employment to increase literacy, dignity and self sufficiency to build their resume, credibility, and their NAME for reentry into society.

PRISON TO PHD, an organization catered to bringing hope to incarcerated men of color are partnering with YOUNG MEN STRONG, llc to see that THOUGHTS magazine and the self love care packages are distributed to the scholars in the  P2P program in Maryland. The funds will be used to help print copies, shipping costs, and the cost associated with purchasing the items inside of the care packages.

-YMS T-shirt
- soap
-BMS guide book for Men
-THOUGHTS magazine for Men

We need the funds before 2021 so that we can distribute the HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAY SPORTS EDITION  by the New Year. This will mean so much for me  who have invested so much of my life into focusing on the growth and development of men of color. As a mother of a Black man, it means the world to me to be able to give the gift of knowledge, information, resources, tools, and skills to him and all the males of color of the multicultural African diaspora. 

So, please find it in your heart to support this mission with so much passion and unwavering love for all the young and adult men who will be given this opportunity to dream as well feel self love as they work their way to being exonerated and free. 

You will be blessed for being a blessing. 

Happy Holidays to you all, 

With Love,
Team YMS 


  • Laura Morrison 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Joseph DeMatteo 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
  • Nikiesha Kirkpatrick 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Jean Laguerre Sr. 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Ni HO 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos


Cambria Heights, NY
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