“The Boys Aren’t Broken, The Systems Are” — Annenberg Institute
Historic and systemic inequities create enormous barriers to success for boys and young men of color, holding them back from achieving their full potential.This hurts our communities, our economy, and our nation as a whole.
Boys of color are 2x as likely to grow up in poverty.
Schools with 90% or more students of color spend $733 less per student per year.
In 99% of U.S. neighborhoods, Black boys earn less in adulthood than white boys who grow up in families with comparable incomes.
The YMCA’s Solution
The YMCA’s Boys and Young Men of Color Strategy supports teens of color through programs proven to strengthen five pillars of success. Together with our partners, we’ve helped thousands of teens thrive in school, in the workforce, and in life.
To learn more about the Boys and Young Men of Color Strategy, and how you can help equip and empower thousands of young men to achieve more every day, please email Nekita Nesmith – email@example.com.