Training Young Men Successfully (TYMS)

Directed by Jason Giambrone, TYMS is a mentoring program for 3rd – 5th grade boys in Lynchburg, VA. TYMS – standing for “Training Young Men Successfully” enrolls 10 students who attend R.S. Payne Elementary School located in the College Hill Neighborhood. TYMS meets weekly from October to May in the Education Building of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The mission of TYMS is to equip young men with the tools needed to be successful in school, the community and at home. TYMS seeks to prepare young men for the transitions faced by every young man on his journey into manhood. An emphasis is placed on spiritual growth, self-esteem, self-control, community service and academic progression.