ICONS is an acronym for Intellectuals Committed to Optimizing Networking & Social Empowerment. ICONS is comprised of a cadre of dedicated and highly educated African-American males that have invested their time, expertise, and acumen in service to youth. ICONS is a service-intensive, relationship-driven organization that offers youth authentic guidance and support from qualified, empathetic mentors. With strong community support and partnerships, ICONS implements a broad range of special services to help at-risk youth to improve academics, self esteem and behavior issues while providing a supportive system in which youth can begin to have positive experiences. ICONS have a proven blue print for success to tackle the challenges of troubled youth through our core empowerment programs.