The African American Male Mentoring Initiative (AAMMI), funded by the Heinz Endowments, provides mentoring to young males both one-on-one and on a group basis. The mission of NEED’s AAMMI program is to empower at-risk youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential.

Currently, NEED mentors over 100 young African American males at 8 different school-based sites within the Pittsburgh Public Schools. At these high schools we had a cohort of seniors with extraordinary opportunities who are continuing to matriculate to post-secondary education.