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The Ellis Effect

At YAMM, we are committed to helping young men make the transition from boys to young men. Our program, The Ellis Effect, provides guidance and support to boys ages 12-16 during this important time in their lives. We help them build the skills and confidence they need to face the world and become successful men.

The Ellis Effect also provides a platform for these young men to represent YAMM in public appearances, giving them an opportunity to give back to their communities and to serve as positive role models for other young men. We are proud of the progress they make and the positive impact they have in their communities.


​​The Ellis Effect objectives include:​​

Plan and shop for healthy foods

Preparing a meal

Social and Self Management Skills

Develop and maintain healthy friendships and family relationships

Etiquette skills and appropriate behaviors for young boys

Time management

Financial management

Goal setting

Career exploration

Laundry skills

Personal hygiene/grooming

Personal safety/basic first aid

Exercise and physical fitness

Leadership Skills

Volunteer and support the community

Comply with laws

Register to vote

volunteers preparing and handing children feed
volunteer handing a resident food
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