Youth Motivation Task Force Outreach Program

For more than 40 years, the Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) Outreach Program at AAMU has provided professionals from various backgrounds – many of whom are AAMU alumni – an opportunity to interact with students within the classroom and to introduce them to careers within the private and public sectors. Teams of two to four professionals visit classrooms across campus, where they share career advice, trials, words of wisdom and encouragement. Through their personal accomplishments, YMTF consultants show, first-hand, the personal and professional rewards that can be reaped from earning a college degree.

OUTREACH PROGRAM GOALS

  • Introduce AAMU students to the private and public sector job market
  • Discuss possible solutions to problems students might encounter in the workplace
  • Inform students of skills they will need to succeed in the workplace
  • Share experiences on working in the job market
  • Serve as positive role models and mentors
  • Underscore the importance of being fully engaged with Career Development Services (CDS)

OUTREACH PROGRAM IMPACT

  • Create possible employment opportunities (internship, co-op, career) for students
  • Develop mentorship opportunities
  • Increase awareness of CDS and its services to faculty and students

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE YMTF OUTREACH PROGRAM

  • Graduate of an institution of higher learning
  • Willingness to volunteer your time, effort and expertise to motivate students
  • Willingness to serve as a positive role model at all times
  • Willingness to abide by the rules and regulations established by CDS and the YMTF Advisory Board
  • Subject to all rules and regulations of Alabama A&M University

Contact Angel Lee: angel.lee@aamu.edu