About Us

Inspire, Motivate, Prepare

Our mission is to inspire, motivate, and prepare young men and women to excel in school and the community through enrichment opportunities that promote cultural diversity, philanthropy, and poise.


We are committed to helping young men and women develop good character, self-respect, and leadership skills that will prepare them for a successful future.

T.R.A.P. (Talented, Respectful, Aspiring, and Powerful) is a non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization located in Tyler, Texas. 


Young men and women of color face many challenges today, such as bullying, teenage pregnancy, and body shaming. T.R.A.P. gives young men and women of color the confidence to persist despite the challenges they face every day.

Our Programs 

Each member participates in our 12-month program which covers the following topics: ​

Conflict Resolution and Bullying 


Financial Planning and Money Management

Health and Nutrition 

Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Life Skills 

Mental Health Awareness

Public Speaking

Self-esteem and Positive Self-image

Time Management 

Writing and Journaling


Our Activities: 

Educational Field Trips 

Fun Field Trips


Spring Cotillion 

Tea Party 

Our Community Outreach:

Bullying and Conflict Resolution Workshops

Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills

College Readiness and Financial Aid Workshops

Fitness Classes

Mental Health Awareness Workshops


Sex Trafficking and Kidnapping Awareness Workshops



Inspire, Motivate, Prepare