The 2025 Vision for Black Men and Boys
There is a gross disparity in outcomes for Black people, particularly men and youth, in all major areas of American life, including education, employment and health. The reasons for these disparities are myriad, such as generational poverty, lack of access to opportunities and structural racism. As a nation, we simply cannot afford to write off generations of Black men who have so much potential. We urgently need action in the Black community and political will at all levels to drastically alter the status quo.
The 2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys was formed to ensure that by the time black boys born in 2007 turn 18 (in 2025), the nation's policies and social mores will have changed drastically enough that collectively they will fare far better than today's young black men. We Dream A World sets forth a strategy to raise awareness, create local impact, and advance better policies to achieve this goal.
We envision a time when our public education system will truly provide a quality education to all children and youth, where there is no gap in achievement between Black and White students. Read more >>
Employment & Wealth
We envision a time when Black men will have equal opportunities to earn a living wage, and accumulate wealth and assets that can be used to support their families and communities. Read more >>
We envision more healthful communities, where Black males and their families have the access and support to be more physically and emotionally healthy. Read more >>
Fatherhood & Families
We envision for 2025 an America where all Black fathers or male care-givers are knowledgeable, informed, and prepared to make positive choices about fathering. Read more >>
Justice, Rights, Responsibilities and Opportunities
We envision for 2025 an America where Black males receive equal and just treatment by our legal system. Read more >>
Helping Communities Expand Opportunities for Young Males of Color
Building on the vision set forth by the 2025 campaign and We Dream A World, in October 2010 CLASP launched a new three-part discussion entitled "Disconnected No More." The series brings together advocates and leaders from local youth development systems in six communities to discuss how advocates, administrators, youth practitioners, and other community leaders can partner to create pathways to economic success for young men of color. Learn more about this series >>
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