BPM members serve as mentors and role models for young African-American men primarily in and around the Baltimore metro region. Members are also active in other mentoring programs, conduct speaking engagements across the state, and serve on non-profit boards aimed at helping develop the African-American community. We attempt to instill a sense of pride in our mentees to be strong African-American men. We work to make positive changes in their lives both in school and in the community in an effort to prepare them to take advantage of life’s opportunities.
Why do we exist?
- Media images and public statistics for the African-American community emphasize the negatives. Whereas, the positive images go unnoticed or made to seem like the rare instance.
- According to reports, African-Americans have $400 billion in purchasing power. However, that $400 billion purchasing power leaves the African-American community quickly without working to empower the African-American community.
- There are many laws enacted that directly affect the African-American community. However, many African Americans are not involved in the political process.
An awareness of social, economic, and political issues empower the African-American community. Through our efforts, these issues are adddressed.