A coalition of intergenerational African American men, called “Milwaukee Boys to Men Coalition,” have forged a new initiative to implement more effective solutions to combat youth violence.
The coalition will work to bridge the divide between the various barriers, which have prevented the healthiest development of the community, in order to provide solutions to the social challenges that plague the community as a whole and the African American community in particular.
“While personal responsibility and accountability is the ultimate bottom line in regards to decisions by some individuals to commit criminal acts and victimize innocent citizens, we too hold a heighten responsibility to ensure our youth have full access to healthy alternatives to the limitless opportunities that draw them into a climate of negativity,” a statement by the group read.
Milwaukee Boys to Men Coalition describes itself as a non-political, non-traditional initiative directed by young African American men, with the direct support of various community leaders and stakeholders including-but not limited to–local African American elected public officials, business executives, spiritual leaders and concerned citizens from all walks of life.
For further information, contact Jeff Roman at (414) 793-3171.