Created and led by Paul Knopf & Bernardo Rosa of the Pomona Unified School District, Young Men's Circle served young men from several high schools within the district. However, the program needed the perspective & advice of young men to whom the high school students could directly relate. As the Community Engagement Ambassador for BLOC, Martin, began working with Paul to bring BLOC in as the leaders of the Young Men's Circle program. Martin Barrera and founders of BLOC became the program's first directors & lead a team of 15-20 BLOC members to hold mentoring meetings at Pomona High School weekly to the students struggling most, i.e minority males, their presence in math, science & corporate levels, athletically inclined but academically struggling. BLOC is about fostering and nurturing holistic leaders in all fields.