Promoting the Health and Stability of Young Black and Latino Males in Harlem

Support for a comprehensive program for at-risk young men in Harlem, N.Y.

During 2009, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol delivered a comprehensive array of services that were designed to promote the health and stability of young Black and Latino males in the Harlem neighborhoods of New York City.

Key Results:

  • The program served some 70 young males through its Rites of Passage core program. Another 56 young men participated in the after-school program, a summer leadership program and a training program for social activists.
  • Program staff trained some 234 educators in strategies and methods for working effectively with at-risk young people.
  • Program staff produced two educational products: Why Did This Happen? Content, Perspective, Dialogue: A Workshop Model for Developing Young People’s Reflective Writing and Black Boys Don’t Cry: Manhood in Urban America, a video featuring interviews with Brotherhood program participants.