Youth

A Tennessee-based barber gives discounts to children who read books while getting their hair cut.

Olympic gold medalist Natasha Watley is hosting a summer program for Los Angeles youth.

A Black inventor is aiming to teach youth the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through the creation of a board game.

The students at LeBron James’ I Promise School have exceeded their expected growth in math and reading.

Actor Michael B. Jordan is launching a fellowship for underrepresented youth who want to pursue careers in the entertainment industry.

NBA star Kevin Durant has opened a new after-school center for youth in George's County, Maryland.

Michelle Obama’s best-selling book Becoming has inspired a class curriculum for Black girls.

Disrupt Harlem Code Squad—a free Harlem-based tech and entrepreneurship program—is aiming to diversify the tech industry by empowering opportunity youth through STEM education.

NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green is educating, empowering, and inspiring youth through his Strong Youth, Strong Communities (SYSC) initiative.

Rapper Vic Mensa launched a nonprofit—dubbed SaveMoneySaveLife—to help Chicago youth overcome trauma from violence.

The national perception of law enforcement may not be very receptive given recent officer-involved shootings and beatings across the nation. Just this week, it was revealed that cops have killed nearly 400 individuals in 2015 alone. It’s only June. But a viral video of two uniformed New York Police Department officers connecting with Bronx teenagers in […]

You’ve hit the streets. You’ve carried picket signs. You’ve joined choruses “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe,” and even “Fight the Power.” You were angered not only at the deaths at the hands of police of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Akai Gurley, but the countless others whose names you may never know. […]