Boys & Men of Color
Few would argue that there is a myriad of persistent challenges that both plague and find expression in the lives of African American boys and men in Baton Rouge.
These challenges are manifest in health status, educational attainment, employment and income disparities, contact with the criminal justice system and life expectancy to name just a few.
MetroMorphosis is working to understand the extent to which these challenges impact the quality of life for Black boys and men and seek to
- shift our community’s mindset concerning African-American males;
- to recognize and celebrate the ways in which they contribute to our city;
- to acknowledge the systemic nature of the problems they face;
- to amplify their collective aspirations and to identify the tools they need to overcome the obstacles in realizing these aspirations.
EducationIt is critical for the group to leverage education for a more empowered and politically active citizenry.
WorkforceWorking to address the rising rates of unemployment in our communities.
Narrative ChangeWork to address the misrepresentation by the mass media, entertainment and other platforms and utilize their voice to combat false narratives.