CBMA & Skillman’s Innovation Challenge

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In effort to address the lack of inclusion in Detroit, the Skillman Foundation and Campaign for Black Male Achievement, launched the My Brother’s Keeper Detroit Innovation Challenge. This $500,000 initiative invests in programs that seek to empower Detroit’s young men of color.

The six projects awarded were:

  • Culture Creators: Helps young men become leaders, community builders and independent artists by merging arts, activism and entrepreneurship.
  • Developing Despite Distance: Helps young men of color express complex emotions and connect with their incarcerated parents.
  • Dream Deferred Project: Works with young adults who have left school and the workplace, reconnecting them in educational and economic opportunities.
  • Giving Them The Business: Teaches young men of color practical skills to become owners and operators of restaurants using a full-service restaurant setting.
  • JOURNi: Addresses the lack of opportunities for Detroit youth to develop tech and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Our Town: offers neighborhood and city tours designed and lead by youth from Detroit’s east side.

Learn more here.