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Fresno’s future is in color.

Fresno’s prosperity depends on its young people having a fair chance to thrive and succeed. This will require opportunity for all, including the 74% of young men who identify as people of color. But a disproportionate number of Fresno’s boys and men of color experience failing schools, run-down neighborhoods, poor health, inadequate social support, and limited job opportunities.

It’s time for Fresno to invest in the success of these young men, not just as a matter of fairness and equality, but for the economic strength and competitiveness of our City and County.

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We are Fresno Boys and Men of Color

Fresno Boys and Men of Color is working together with Fresno Building Healthy Communities to change systems and policies and help create #OneHealthyFresno – where all young people can thrive and succeed.

Together, we are working to ensure:

  • Youth voice and leadership are incorporated in all decision making on a City and County level.
  • Pathways and structures are in place to support local youth healing, leadership development, and mentorship.
  • All eligible young men of color are enrolled in health coverage to support their physical and mental health.
  • Local governments prioritize investments so that all young people have access to outdoor places that are safe, clean, and close to home.

Learn more about Fresno Boys and Men of Color by downloading our information sheet.

Fresno Boys and Men of Color Partners with Fresno Police Chief

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, alongside Fresno Boys and Men of Color and Fresno Building Healthy Communities, announced the formation of a Youth Advisory Council that will elevate youth voice within the Fresno Police Department and the city at a special reception in March.

The new partnership will allow all youth to be able to elevate their voice on issues that are relevant to them and their communities and will give youth a chance to work with the Chief himself.