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Black Men, Community Service, Youth

Sneakers & Tux: Supporting Our Youth..

I took my nephew to a Boys2Men 3rd Annual Sneakers & Tux Holiday Gala the other day to show him that everyone can use a little help and everyone can help a little.  A friend invited me and I immediately thought this would be a great experience for my nephew to attend.  I was correct.  There was a lot of love that evening.  There were some great speakers who really poured their hearts out while sharing their life experiences with the audience.  It was a really good evening of sharing the achievements of our black youths and learning experiences of “wiser” men.  So, I took a few pictures that I thought I’d share with our readers.

Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth (B2M) is a nonprofit organization created to bring hope to an undeserved segment of our society, specifically, male youth ages 13-25.  These are young men who have been neglected and marginalized at crucial stages of their development.  As a Wrap Around Services provider, B2M will interceded by dispelling negative influences through positive programs and services.

B2M was founded August 1, 2004 by N. Jean Hudley whose passion evolved out of her experiences in Fulton County Juvenile Court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Child Abuse victims (CASA).  For eight years, Jean worked for the rights of abused and neglected children in shelters group homes and foster care environments.

The state of Georgia currently has 16,000 children in state custody.  Of the 16,000, approximately half of that number are males from single parents and low-income households.

For more information about Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth visit their site at www.boys2menforlife.org

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About Little Black Village

Little Black Village promotes higher education, personal development, and international exposure for African American youth. Little Black Village is a dedicated to discussing and exploring ways of keeping our black youth from dropping out of high school and encouraging them in seeking higher education and living up to their fullest potential. Little Black Village is also committed to making a difference in the black community by encouraging its members to share their voices through social media outlets, lead by example by taking an active role in mentoring a black youth, connecting families to educational resources and actively taking part of community services in and out of our communities.

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