The Boys and Men of Color Framework: A Model for Community and Systems Change


Residents and leaders in communities across the nation are spearheading efforts to dis-mantle the barriers facing young men of color and help them reach their full potential. These efforts build on traditional strategies emphasizing programs and services, but also go well beyond, to focus on the systems and policies that define and constrain the environments of boys and men of color. Through pioneering approaches that work across systems and authentically engage boys and men of color themselves, the field is catalyzing meaningful changes in practice and policy to improve individual, family, and community life.