As we begin the tenth year since our inception, we are pleased to report that more boys and men are embracing the principles of our tag line "transforming gender norms, enriching mental health, and engaging social support."
The YBMen Project received two awards from the University of Michigan FastForward Medical Innovations Program and debuted research and findings at Harvard University, among other universities this year.
The goal of the YBMen Project is exactly what our tag line reads: we aim to improve the lives of young black men by transforming their gender norms, enriching their mental health, and encouraging their engagement in social support.
Melvin, a 17-year old Black student, was required to transfer to Reach Higher Alternative High School (RHAHS) because of his attendance problems at his previous school. Difficult life circumstances (i.e.,
This summer, we continue to mine the qualitative, quantitative, and Facebook data we collected during the 2017-2018 academic year from the 350+ young Black men from Michigan State University and Ohio State University.