What Are the YBI Awards?
It all started when…
Foundress Ashlei Spivey was frustrated with the narratives surrounding Black leadership in Omaha. Who is a leader? Who defines that? And who decides who gets affirmations? So with the push of a peer- she launched with their help, the first ever YBI Award in 2017.
The YBI Awards says that we as Black folks can affirm and celebrate each other, by our own standards while centering our culture. There is not one type of leadership in our community- and we need and deserve each and every one of us.