We build leaders
Platinum Minds is a Leadership Development organization with the mission to collaborate with other community organizations to assist academically motivated boys from environmentally challenged neighborhoods with achieving their full academic potential and becoming leaders in their communities.
Community Minded Leaders
Our vision is to have more educated leaders from our urban cities, to see these boys completing high school, graduating college, and becoming decision makers who can positively change the world.
Our Advisory Council
Allyson Agathis; Joel Bickell; David Donovan; Karen Kerby, Khan Miftah, Dennis Morrison; Paul Ramseur
Our Advisory Board
Marilyn Carnicelli; Yemi Cole; Robert Cameron; Rik Dugan; Eva Outhwaite; William Renzetti; Chi Rockoff
Thank You For Helping Us To Make A Difference
Our Executive Director
Platinum Minds was founded by Yvette Long, a mother of two elementary school aged girls after reading a local newspaper article in 2006, which described dangerous neighborhoods where young boys faced daily intimidation and enormous pressure to join street gangs – an environment where promising young students could be killed as they walked to school or played in the local park.
She recently authored her first book on Teen Development for young men. She is giving a percentage of the proceeds to Platinum Minds. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle.
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