Building Better Men

Building ONE male at a Time

#ourboyscount

Building ONE male at a Time

#ourboyscount

Building ONE male at a Time

#ourboyscount

Building ONE male at a Time

#ourboyscount

Building ONE male at a Time

#ourboyscount

Building ONE male at a Time

#ourboyscount

Who We Are

The Building Better Men Program (B2M) is a male mentoring/leadership program for males ages 8-18. The B2M program was started in 1991 by Odis Bellinger and was founded on the principle that young men can be successful despite challenges associated with absent/uninvolved fathers. The B2M program goal is to enable young men to become productive members of society. Boys in the Building Better Men program participate in curriculum that teach coding with web development, etiquette, early career exploration, golf lessons, music and literacy enhancement.

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2017-2018 Output Data

85% of the young men serviced in the Building Better Program are from the 48205, 48214, 48213 area of Detroit MI. The 48205 area code is considered the most impoverished area in the city of Detroit. Our program participants are 90% African American, 5% Caucasian, and 5% Native American/Hispanic.

80%

academic grades enhanced

75%

Parental Involvement of Building Better Men Program participants

90%

Program
Completion Rate

90%

Attendance Rate

B2M In The Community

Equiping young males with the social, academic, and problem-solving skills to contribute to their communities and the world.