Who is Brown Sons Empowered?
Brown Sons Empowered is an organization for brown boys ages 5-15 organized to offer education, opportunities, and exposure to resources; enabling them to learn key life skills to be successful members of society.
Empower, educate, and execute strategies to improve the quality of life for brown boys.
Change the life trajectory of brown boys at risk between the ages of 5-15 enabling them to learn, to lead, and to leverage all that the world has to offer them to be successful in the next phase of their life.
Become the village that protects our children’s innocence and addresses any social ills contrary to them leading safe and positive lives.
What will BSE Do?
BSE Launches Brown Sons Book Club through National Campaign READ UP!
Brown Boys Book Clubs – The ReadUp campaign will focus on earlychildhood reading, while measuring improvements from ages 8-11 tied to standard scoring.
Why a Book Club:
To ensure our boys are not only learning to read, but reading to learn.
Foster relationships between young men, and encourage them to think long-term as they grow into manhood.
Develop and strengthen interpersonal relationship and public speaking skills; as they will discuss their thoughts about the literature they are reading through various forums.
Promote critical thinking skills.
Springboard a future generations of strong readers!
Cost: Participation in the club is free.
The titles selected will be available through the local public libraries. However, the number of copies available may vary. Parents can also choose to purchase a copy of a selected book through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or other booksellers.
How: Each age category will have 4-6 books to read for the year. The boys will have an opportunity to engage and enjoy meet ups, events, and activities to share their reading experience.
Registration will begin November 2016; launch in January 2017. This is open to the public and all are welcome.
While the statistics are in some instances 10 years old, the data continues show little to no improvement in many of these key areas