Boys to Men
Transitional Education and Consulting Services
Boys To Men: An African-American
One of our
greatest responsibilities is preparing our youth for the total process of living as well-adjusted, intellectually competent and self-determining adults.
Successfully preparing African American youth for the twenty-first century
requires leadership that addresses the contemporary problems that confront the
Black Community. The African-American male experience is too often one that is
life threatening and psychologically abusive. The challenge before us goes
beyond "saving" the black male to developing and preparing young dynamic leaders
to recognize and accept the responsibilities of community and family leadership.
Real men (and real women) raise, build, lead, create and teach.
Even if we agree on what it means to be an adult, the definition does not
address the process of becoming one. The socialization process is cognitive,
psychological, cultural, emotional, and physical. It is reinforced in where we
live and how we live. the need to take strong proactive measures to socialize
our children is as great or greater than any time in our history and this task
cannot be left to others.