The Boys’ Room is a mission-based affinity program designed to support Black & Brown boys as they navigate their journey through elementary school and beyond.
This program is designed to mentor, support, and empower these boys in a critical time in their development through building relationships with a curated group of peers.
For the young Black & Brown boys that we serve, our goals are:
To cultivate a solid foundation for them to consistently succeed socially, emotionally & academically.
To acknowledge that THEY Matter!! Their VOICE matters!! Their OPINIONS matter!!
To give them permission to freely express themselves comfortably with no judgement.
To connect with peers & form a unique bond of brotherhood.
To demystify the misconceptions and stereotypes of BEING Black & Brown boys.
To celebrate their differences.
To allow & to encourage them to be their true authentic selves-unapologetically!!
WHO WE SERVE
The members of The Boys' Room come from a wide range of elementary schools. The schools do not participate in the selection or programming of The Boys' Room but are rather a referral source for participants.
CORE VALUES OF THE PROGRAM
MEET OUR FOUNDER
I am a mother that is on FIRE for the growth, development, and future of my two little brown boys! I saw a need for a program that would be exclusively dedicated to little black and brown boys in elementary schools and decided to start one. When I was a child growing up in an immigrant household, I went to school where I was one of three brown students in a sea of Caucasian classmates beginning in 5th grade all the way to high school. I can relate to how it felt being different & a little brown person in the room. What I am offering these boys today did not exist when I was growing up in MA. There were no social programs that equipped me on how to deal with my feelings & experiences or showed me how to navigate my school journey.
Having a platform today for our boys to safely discuss issues, topics, and feelings is so critical that I’ve decided to create and hold space to mentor, support, and empower them!
I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Real Estate Broker License and have over 25 years of experience working with people. Early on in my professional career, before real estate, I worked as a social worker at a middle school in CT facilitating peer groups for children. I bring my experience, wisdom, and knowledge to “The Boys’ Room” to create the most powerful and impactful program for our boys and their well-being! I invite you to JOIN NOW! You'll be so happy that you did.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The Boy’s Room is a perfect outlet for my son. This club provides empowerment and a sense of unity. They talk about anything and everything. I love that! I wanted my son to be acknowledged and celebrated. I feel that The Boy’s Room is that place.
Our sons love this program. They are learning important communication skills; building confidence and brotherhood in the group. Cindy is a wonderful leader who has brought in amazing guests who have been so inspiring to the kids. I would highly recommend!!
My son loves being a part of this amazing and thought-provoking program. He appreciates the friendships he is making all while learning key skills. I am grateful Cindy had the desire, the tenacity and the spirit to create a safe and positive platform for our boys. Cindy is not only an amazing woman and mother but has also shown her ability to be an effective change agent. I would highly recommend this program.
917.202.6204 | firstname.lastname@example.org
495 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA