Minority Males

Creating brighter futures for minority students

We provide tech immersion and mentoring for young men of color.

Minority males is a two-year program that gives minority boys in middle school hands-on experiences in coding, robotics and 3D design, as well as STEM and entrepreneurship skills. Mentors trained by the National CARES Mentoring Movement are also paired with the boys and meet regularly throughout the school year.

Check your stereotypes at the door. #YouDontKnowMe

We are challenging stereotypes and demonstrating the great things young men of color can do for the world when they have access to technology and education. Verizon is helping them deliver on the promises they make to themselves.

Working with historically black colleges and universities and Latino universities

Minority males launched in 2015 at four historically black colleges and universities: Jackson State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Morgan State University and Kentucky State University. In the summer of 2016, minority males expanded to eight new cities and welcomed Latino universities to the partnership:

  • University of the District of Columbia
  • California State University
  • Central State University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Delaware State University
  • Hampton University
  • Harris-Stowe State University
  • Texas Southern University