The Boys’ Room is a mission based affinity program designed exclusively for African American and Latino American boys who attend independent elementary schools in NYC 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.
To demystify the misconceptions and stereotypes of black & brown boys
To give them permission to freely express themselves comfortably with no judgement
To cultivate a solid foundation for them to consistently succeed socially, emotionally & academically
To connect with peers & form a unique bond of brotherhood
To celebrate differences
To acknowledge that THEY Matter!! Their VOICE matters!! Their OPINIONS matter!!
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 independent elementary schools in NYC and beyond. 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 exclusively dedicated to empowering African American and Latino American boys in independent 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 impactful, powerful, game-changing program for our boys and their well-being!
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.
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495 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA