Forward Promise is described by Newsworks as follows:
A program that focuses on promoting a culture of health for middle- and high-school-aged boys and young men of color is opening a national office at the University of Pennsylvania. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where the initiative began, has invested $12 million in the Forward Promise venture.
The new office will engage with groups working on issues including imprisonment and unfair arrests; workforce re-entry; and the school to prison pipeline.
The office is interested in offering grants and technical assistance to community agencies and organizations that create villages, said director Howard Stevenson. "And we think of villages as an ecosystem of loving, supportive, protective and accountable relationships. And the consistency of those relationships is important in the health of boys and young men of color."
In The News
- Aiming to help young men of color heal, Forward Promise opens office at Penn, Newsworks, March 28, 2017.
As of this edit, March 28, 2017, Forward Promise is apparently so new that there's no website for it yet, so the main URL above is a video of the program's launch event. To the next editor of this page: Please search again for a website. If you find one, make it the main URL, move the video down to a "Video" item in an Info section and update the description. ~Paul