Better Man Than Me is a non-profit organization with the sole focus of impacting the world by providing young men with the tools and information they need to succeed.

Our Why

There is a crisis among young men. Statistics show that young men are more likely to commit crimes, more likely to be incarcerated, and less likely to enroll in college. The Better Man Than Me Foundation intends to change these statistics by providing resources. We believe that when young men have access to scholarships, mentoring programs, and job referrals it will result in better men which will result in better communities. Please consider donating to support these efforts.


Our mission is to promote success and responsible stewardship among men with emphasis on empowerment and mature guidance for young men between 12 and up. We hope to foster growth and build meaningful relationships. By providing financial assistance, advisory services, and resource planning we are helping to give these young men a strong foundation to have a fruitful life. If we want to change the future we must start by giving our youth the opportunity to be better than we are.


We have assembled a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals solely focused on the assistance and advancement of young men.

Become a Volunteer

Do you want to make a difference? Would you like to make an impact in the lives of young men? If your answer is yes, then we have a place for you! Learn about volunteer opportunities, and how you can get involved with Better Man Than Me.

Submit your information and apply to become a volunteer. We'll get your information on file and contact you as soon as possible with information about how you can get involved.

Get Involved


The Better Man Than Me Foundation is built upon three pillars which we use as a guiding light in everything we do. They are the core of our organization.


An act or instance of leading; Guidance; Direction; The ability to lead. Upon request we provide Leadership Training classes for


To act as an advisor for the personal and professional growth of the youth. We provide mentorship in 4 methods:


Learning; Knowledge acquired by study; the academic attainments of a scholar. Each August, we award the Paul W. Phillips, Sr. scholarship


We put on events aiming to engage communities, educate the youth, and encourage positivity in every day life.

Mentoring & Basketball

January 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Place: Chicago
Mentoring and Basketball


News, notes, and life lessons shared by the men of Better Man Than Me. Click the read more tab for specific information on an article or to check out some of our videos.
Better Man Than Me at South Suburban College for the Sum.mer Mentoring Program
Alvin Malcolm Daniels
Paul Phillips Mentorship discussion on etiquette.
Dr. Paul Phillips on setting goals

Our Partners


Reach out to learn how you can get involved and start changing the lives of young men by helping out, participating, or contributing.

Drop us a message

Contact Info

  • 8512 W. 87th St. Ste: 12, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
  • +312.342.8328
  • bmtmfoundation@gmail.com