Empowering Black and Brown Youth: Black Boy Joy Summit Debuts in Roxbury, MA

Empowering Black and Brown Youth: Black Boy Joy Summit Debuts in Roxbury, MA

Empowering Black and Brown Youth: Black Boy Joy Summit Debuts in Roxbury, MA

Roxbury, Massachusetts – Jun 6, 2024– The inaugural Black Boy Joy Summit, presented by CCM Education Group, is set to empower and inspire Black and Brown boys ages 12-18. Scheduled for October 5, 2024, at the historic Bolling Building in Roxbury, MA.

The Black Boy Joy Summit, founded by Craig Aarons-Martin, embraces this year’s theme, “We are the Heroes of Our Own Story,” aiming to empower these young men to embrace their joy, genius, and potential. By fostering a nurturing environment where they can connect, share their stories, and uplift each other, the summit seeks to instill confidence and leadership skills in participants, preparing them to navigate and excel in a diverse and challenging world.

Mission Statement:
Empowering Black and Brown Boys to Embrace Their Joy, Genius, and Potential in an Inclusive Space Designed Just for Them.

A future where every young Black and Brown male feels valued, connected, and empowered to achieve their fullest potential.

History and Purpose:
The Black Boy Joy Summit envisions a world where young Black and Brown males in Greater Boston are celebrated for their resilience, creativity, and brilliance. Our summit is dedicated to fostering an environment of understanding, empowerment, and joy, recognizing the unique talents and potential within each individual. Through workshops, mentorship, and positive role models, the summit aims to foster self-esteem, leadership skills, and cultural pride among participants.

Intended Impact:

  • Empower Young Black and Brown Men: Foster self-esteem, confidence, and leadership skills among participants through workshops, mentorship, and positive role models.
  • Create a Supportive Community Network: Build a lasting network of peers, mentors, and community leaders to provide ongoing support, guidance, and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Enhance Cultural and Self-Identity: Promote understanding and pride in Black and Brown heritage, encouraging participants to explore and embrace their cultural identities.
  • Facilitate Open Dialogue on Critical Issues: Create safe spaces for open and honest discussions about mental health, social justice, educational challenges, and other pertinent topics affecting Black and Brown communities.
  • Promote Mental and Physical Wellness: Integrate wellness activities and education into the summit, emphasizing the importance of mental health, physical fitness, and holistic well-being.
  • Inspire Creative and Intellectual Pursuits: Showcase the arts, sciences, and entrepreneurial endeavors as viable and exciting paths, encouraging creativity, innovation, and academic excellence.
  • Cultivate Community Engagement and Leadership: Encourage participants to take active roles in their communities, fostering a sense of responsibility and the desire to make a positive impact.

The Black Boy Joy Summit will feature a variety of workshop tracks, including Arts & Da Culture, STEM, Minding My Black-Owned Business, My People, My Network, Mind, Body, and Spirit, and My Voice Moves Mountains. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with peers and mentors, engage in meaningful discussions, and participate in activities designed to promote their overall well-being and development.

About the Founder:
Craig Aarons-Martin is a distinguished educator and leader with a history of empowering young minds. As the founder of Brown Boys of Boston EdCamp and a recipient of numerous awards, including the Boston Educator of the Year and Massachusetts Elementary Principal of the Year, Craig brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Black Boy Joy Summit.

For more information about the Black Boy Joy Summit, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit blackboyjoysummit.com or contact us at [email protected].

About Black Boy Joy Summit
The Black Boy Joy Summit is a groundbreaking event based in Roxbury, MA, dedicated to celebrating the joy, genius, and potential of Black and Brown boys. With a mission to empower these young men in an inclusive and supportive environment, we aim to unite diverse communities and honor their profound influence on past, present, and future cultures. Supported by CCM Education Group, Aarons Group, and other esteemed partners, our inaugural summit promises to be a transformative experience for all involved.