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Youth Motivation Task Force

For more than 48 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.



    • 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)
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    • Create possible employment opportunities (internship, co-op, career) for students
    • Develop mentorship opportunities
    • Increase awareness of CDS and its services to faculty and students
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    • 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
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  • YMTF 2023 Agenda

    YMTF 2023 Agenda

    2023 YMTF Outreach Program

    Hybrid Program Agenda

    All events will be hosted in Central Daylight Time

    See key at the bottom to denote event type.


    Sunday, April 2, 2023 >> 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Alabama A&M University >> Ernest Knight Center, Reception Room & Whova

    11:30 am – 2:30 pm       On-Site Registration

    11:30 am – 2:30 pm       Help Center for Virtual Attendees

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Welcome +

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm       Mentor Orientation +

    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm       Newcomers’ Orientation (first-time consultants) +

    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm   Team Leaders’ Session +

    2:30 pm – 3:15 pm        General Session +

    3:15 pm – 4:00 pm    Opening Session +

    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm      Mock Interview Event Overview +

    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Help Center/Group Photo for Virtual Attendees *

    4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   On-Site Reception ‡


    Schedule subject to change. Based on demand, an evening in-person social on Saturday, April 1, maybe added to the schedule.


    Monday, April 3, 2023 >> 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Alabama A&M University >> Campus Wide & Whova

    7:30 am         On-Site Breakfast ‡ > L. R. Patton Building, Room 101

    7:30 am       Help Center for Virtual Attendees * > Whova

    8:00 am – 4:00 pm      Classroom Presentations + > Hybrid

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm         Lunch on Your Own +

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm       YMTF Resume Reviews/Mock Interviews Session> Hugine Living & Learning Complex

    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm       Group Photo ‡

    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm       YMTF Networking Event > Welcome Center, 1st Floor Conference Room


    Tuesday, April 4, 2023 >> 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

    Alabama A&M University >> Campus Wide & Whova

    7:30 am        On-Site Breakfast ‡ > L. R. Patton Building, Room 101

    7:30 am       Help Center for Virtual Attendees * > Whova

    8:00 am – 11:50 am      Classroom Presentations + Hybrid

    12:00 pm – 12:30 pm    Student Motivation Awards + > Ernest Knight Center, Reception Room & Whova

    12:30 pm – 1:00 pm        Lunch +

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm       Culminating Program + > Ernest Knight Center, Reception Room & Whova

    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm        Advisory Board Wrap-up +

    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm       Mentee Overview + Training +


    In-Person – On-site at various locations across Alabama A&M’s campus.

    * Virtual – Hosted in Whova and Zoom based platforms.

    + Hybrid – Combined event to support on-site and virtual audience via Whova/Zoom. The schedule for hybrid events will integrate live sessions from the in-person events with the virtual participation.


    AAMU | Career Development Services | Patton Building, Room 101, Normal, AL 35762 | 256.372.5692 |

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Current Event

YMTF Spring 2023 Event Flyer

YMTF Join Us Cards

Youth Motivation Task Force
Alabama A&M University

Join Us!

YMTF 2023

Inform. Encourage. Inspire.



Career Development Services

YMTF 2023

April 2-4



Opens 09.27.22

Closes 03.03.23

For complete registration and program information, view the YMTF Spring 2023 Virtual Outreach Program registration packet. 


Become a Sponsor for the 2023 YMTF Outreach Program.  Payments may be made online.


View YMTF 2023 Program Book

YMTF  2023 Outreach Program Mentoring Event

Alabama A&M students are you looking for a mentor?  View the 2023 YMTF Mentor Directory, the brief video below from the YMTF Mentoring Chair, and a Letter from the Mentoring Committee.



Students, please view this Video before completing the YMTF 2023 Mentee Registration form


Contact Us

Angel Lee
Assistant Director


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