Shamari Michelle

Supporting: Become a Man Up Partner for The Man Up Club



 “I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.” – James Baldwin

Young black men you are our future. 

Young black men you are kings. Yes You are ! 

Your voice matters , your feelings matter your being matters . 

It is time to change the narrative on the lives of our male youth . They will soon to be fathers, providers, protectors of the earth, husbands, brothers, uncles, friends and leaders. 

Our African American male youth are the most undervalued as well as the most overlooked . 

Generational hardship is almost embedded in our DNA . 

We’re all familiar with the generational war on our youth worldwide and as well as in Minneapolis with past events of gun violence,  injustice in the school and jail system. Having a space where they are put in the forefront of holistic care is needed, Guidance and mentorship is needed in breaking the shackles placed on them . 

Join me in making that change. 

We see our adult black men go through these situations where they could have used a helping hand, a friend, a mentor, a father, a teacher that cared a little more and having a safe space for feelings and authenticity as well growth and development. 

Let’s provide those resources for our future generations this is only the beginning of the work that need and will be done . 

Thank you for your support and contribution!

Our goal is to raise $100,000 to launch a Man Up drop-in Club House in North Minneapolis.

The Man Up drop-in center will provide one- on- one mentoring to 50 African American males between the age of 13 -20 years old per week. 

Each day of the week will have a 10 person cohort of young men working together with mentors to receive hands-on leadership training helping them to help to develop and build their social skills, life skills, academic discipline, and civic responsibility. 

Young men who become man up members will also be fed a daily meal and engage in constructive extra circular activities. All donations and contributions are tax-deductible. 

How would you like to support?