United Black Men of Queens County, Inc. (UBMQ) was incorporated in the state of New York in 1974 as a Domestic Not-For-Profit Corporation. It is a Federal tax exempt corporation under Section 501(1)(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. UBMQ was founded by a group of professional and civic minded men to serve residents in the borough of Queens, with a special interest in promoting the welfare of at-risk black high school-age youth through its Mentoring Program.
The fundamentals of the Mentoring Program is to get to know our youth in a meaningful and personal manner and expose them to positive activities and persons that will help them reach their full potential. The activities that take place under the program include college campus tours, trips to government offices to meet with elected officials, law enforcement persons, and other professionals. The program includes tutoring in math, science, language, technology, SAT preparation, and community service projects. We monitor student academic performance and intercede as needed. We train the mentees to mentor their peers and set positive examples for everyone to see. The program also includes exposure to the Arts through excursions to cultural centers and theatre events.
The United Black Men of Queens County, Inc. is dedicated to serving our at-risk youth to bring out the best in them and to foster positive growth for them and the community they live in. This has been our unyielding mission and we are dedicated to this cause.