Supporting the Reinventing Manhood Program to reduce violence against youths in New York City

The Foundation's program, Local Funding Partnerships, was designed to continue a matching grants program to establish partnerships between RWJF and local grant makers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for vulnerable populations.Using the step-by-step process of creating video games, such as "character development" and the "social rules" that lead to violence, high-risk young men of color will work with a game developer as an original way to examine gender roles and masculinity. Urban youth at an alternative school will learn how to change the rules to affect the outcome of the story or change the scenario to reveal new rules that offer alternatives to violence. The project leverages the teens' passion for video gaming, helps them make better decisions, teaches career skills and provides parent and teacher workshops, mentoring, leadership and youth development opportunities. Local funders include: 21st Century Foundation, Auchincloss Foundation, and the New York Women's Foundation.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $164,548.00

Awarded on: 7/25/2011

Time frame: 8/1/2011 - 2/28/2014

Grant Number: 69235

Grantee

Connect, Inc.

3 West 29th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10001-4504

212-683-0015
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Quentin Walcott
Project Director

212-683-0015
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Marlon Walker
Project Director

212-683-0015
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