Youth Development Program

Our Programs

  • Beauty of the Mind – Essay Competition
  • Wanna “B” A Star – Talent Search
  • HEALTHY: Thinking, Eating & Living (H3Program) – Critical Thinking and Lifestyle
  • There’s A Better Way – “Drama”
  • Why Do I Care? – Purpose Driven Conference
  • “I Am BEAUTIFUL” – Campaign
  • Etiquette: Plan For Success – Youth Development
  • Unlocking Beauty – Self- Development/Awareness
  • Mother & Daughter Bonding – “Commitment Resolution”
  • Sister’s With Purpose (SWP) – Mentoring
  • Men of Power (MOP) – Mentoring
  • Healthy Hair Initiative (HHI) – Workshop
  • Men Cook Too (MCT) – Community Involvement
  • Youth Talk Now – Behavior and Restorative Justice (BARJ)
  • Young And Ready Project (YARP) – Job Training ( Ages 18-24)
  • Extended Care (For Young Parents) – Job Training (Ages 25 -35)


Youth Development Program(YDP)

Ages 13-18

YDP is a apart of our summer program that provides a training project-based learning will cover the basics of hair braiding. The project is designed to introduce students to the hair braiding profession specifically and to the profession of natural hair styling, in general. ABT’s project-based courses provide an introduction to the marketable skills training in the broader field of professional hair braiding and natural hair care and what is required to become a professional braid technician and how this profession can contribute to economic self-sufficiency. Cultural skills training includes positive thinking, evaluation of self, creating a “new me,” etiquette of body image, identifying skills, focusing on healthy thinking, conflict resolution and healthy eating.

Chess Program

We offer chess during the summer for the youth ages 4-18.  At ABT they will learn basic chess skills and strategy.

Girl, Pearls & Cute Shoes

Ages 4-18

ABT Etiquette program for  girls