Raising KINGS is a collaborative commitment to change the image and expectations of African American males by elevating the level of positive male engagement in the lives of boys. One Village Alliance leads this effort to build capacity among Men and Boys of Color by leveraging the community’s existing assets, resources and connections. Raising Kings creates a platform to redefine success and teach healthy manhood through exposure and education. With a strength-based approach, this initiative interrupts the generational crisis of failure to create a counter-culture of fortitude, greatness, cultural awareness and self respect.
RK: Data Driven Need
African American males are disproportionately represented in nearly every negative statistic across the United States. The disparities among Men and Boys of Color span physical and mental health, education, employment and life expectancy. Wilmington is no exception and, in fact, has some of the highest disparities per capita in the nation.