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Improving The Life Outcomes Of Young Men And Boys Of Color.


The National Impact goal of the Sims-Fayola Foundation is to help the United States of America fulfill its vision and promise of equity for all.


These outcomes showcase the tangible difference our programs make, fostering positive behavioral change and creating environments conducive to personal and academic success. As we celebrate these achievements, we remain dedicated to furthering our mission, empowering young men, and building a foundation for lasting success in their lives and communities.


Young men impacted


Reduction in suspensions, truancies & negative discipline referrals associated with violence


Youth service professionials supported


About Our Foundation

Through partnerships with schools, community organizations, city agencies, and policymakers, we aim to transform policies, practices, and resources to create an inclusive and supportive environment for young men and boys.


Our Mission

The Sims-Fayola Foundation's mission is to improve the life outcomes of young men of color through direct programming and catalyzing systems change by addressing the root causes of educational inequities and institutional barriers. 

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The Brilliance Collective - Los Angeles

The Achievement Initiative Foundation's affiliate, The Brilliance Collective - Los Angeles, addresses the opportunity disparities for young men of color in underserved communities. Our mission is to cultivate successful, positive role models who contribute to school, communities, and life.


Take Part

Do you have the qualities to inspire and positively impact a young individual's life? Commit to supporting the youth of tomorrow by becoming a Sims Fayola mentor.


“The Sims-Fayola Foundation provides insights for young African-American men in ways unlike many other organizations. These young men are given first-hand experiences on the infinite opportunities waiting for them in the outside world. ”

~Aleshia Armour, (Principal, Overland High School)

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