This past week, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Communities in Schools, Youth for Christ and 100 Black Men announced the awarding of a three-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The purpose of the funding is to develop and launch a male-recruiting campaign across San Antonio.
In coordination with the local My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the partnering organizations believe that this project will result in new collaborative responses to mentoring youth who face challenges and are at-risk in our communities.
As members of a majority-minority city, every person, especially those of color, needs to be connected to opportunities so they can thrive. These organizations will pair at-risk youth and men of color to a caring, responsible adult who can make a tremendous difference in their lives.