The I-AM Youth Program has been developed by the Founder and CEO of the I-AM YOUTH FOUNDATION, Mr. Laurence T. Inkatha. We are a 501©(3) Federal and State Tax Exempt Youth Foundation, dedicated  to teaching Youth The Art of Business and The Business of The Cultural Arts. Our Mission is to provide all youth with a NEW POSITIVE LIFESTYLE, by providing them with options to make money and express their God given talent.

Our plan is to provide our youth with the same things the street gangs offer them:

  1. Some money in their pockets and
  2. A Special, Strong Family to belong to. “THE I-AM FAMILY”

Our Goal is to recruit 1000 I-AM ANGELS that will make a onetime donation of $100.00 to give us a budget of $100,000 to open THE I-AM YOUTH CLUB HOUSE.  The first one in Las Vegas and then all over the country. In this club house we will set up 100 tables of 10 seats each and assign one host to each table. Creating 100 Host Jobs.

The seats will cost $15.00 per seat, per night and the youth host will be paid $5.00 from each seat. Paying them $50.00 on Friday and $50.00 on Saturday. Each host will be given $50.00 weekly for their pocket and $50.00 per week will be placed in the I-AM YOUTH SAVING AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNT, in their name. Collectively they will be saving $5000.00 per week that must be invested back in their local community, to open businesses that they will own.

During the week we will host FREE CULTURAL ARTS CLASSES, that must produce a MARKETABLE PRODUCT. Any member can sign up for any classes they wish to take, on a first come, first served basis, at no cost to them or their parents.


We pay for the Poetry Teacher to teach a 2 hour class, for 10 weeks, 1 day per week. Let’s say every Wednesday from 6PM to 8PM. We pay for the space to teach the class and all the supplies needed for 20 students to take the class. During the 10 weeks each student must write 5 original poems, which will create 100 Original poems by the end of the 10 week course. The 100 poems will be produced in a book which will be I-AM POETRY CLASS BOOK #1. We will now have 20 Youth who are Published Poets. This formula will work with Rappers, Singers, Dancers, Actors, Writers, Photography, etc.  These products will be offered to the public through the I-AM YOUTH FOUNDATION CATOLOG

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