Help Us Be The Change
Support 2 Other People aims to make a real impact in the lives of Young Black men who are looking to reach their potential. Our goals are as ambitious as the problem is large - but we will not back down. Too many young men need real assistance to pursue their purpose, and we need your help to ensure they get the help they need.
What Does the Statistics Say?
Troubled Young Black men - including ex-offenders, repeat offenders, and those aging out of
Foster Care - face a unique set of problems. The following outlines three specific areas of need.
D.C. Dept. of Corrections
In the District of Columbia Department of Corrections residency population, 88% are Black men. More than 60% of men in the Dept. of Corrections are unemployed at the time of incarceration. About 30% were employed or part-time employed and at the time of release from the D.C. Dept. of Corrections will no longer have employment.
Many of these men did not have a High School Diploma or GED before incarceration 72% of these men earned a high school diploma or GED during incarceration.
Average Age in D.C. Dept. of Corrections
Support 2 Other People recognizes the importance of providing opportunities that will assist returning citizens upon their release to the community. We want to target the highest percentage age group 18 – 30 young men and offer direct employment to those transitioning to the community.
1. Educational Workshop
We want to start by offering our participants basic hygiene, education and provide personal care items examples of items needed: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, body lotion, shave gel, comb/brush, razor, and facecloth.
Pens and pencils
Speakers (when needed)
2. Work Program
A work program is designed to help participants establish employment after incarceration or absence support system. Providing an environment without judgment of their history.
Interview attire (business casual clothing)
Our organization will need monetary donations to assist our participants in the program. We want to also offer a metro transit card with a monthly stipend this will help our young men travel to a designated location(s).
Monthly stipend metro bus/rail transit cards