Our Impact

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TheBlackManCan is committed to showcasing the positive images of boys and men of color through providing enriching activities that celebrate, educate, and inspire.

80% of young men expressed improved Social Emotional Skill development in our programs

75% of young men express improved positive self identity in our programs

TheBlackManCan Our Impact Institute

Our institute has traveled to the following states:

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Washington D.C.
  • Missouri
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey


Khamari Thornton

TheBlackManCan Institute is a mentoring program that I thoroughly enjoy partaking in. The men in-charge have instilled within me a sense of integrity and a need to stay focused on my education and to never give up on my dream and because of these messages they have given me, I will continue to pursue my career in the film and animation industry as I attempt to make a big name for myself, and I owe it to TheBlackManCan Institute.” ~ Khamari Thornton ( Program Participant)

Wes Ballamy

TheBlackManCan and TheBlackManCan Institute has value beyond measure. As the Vice-Mayor of the City of Charlottesville, I’ve seen from a governmental and community perspective the importance of having strong Black men for young men to look up to. We brought the Institute to our city, and the impact was almost unbelievable. The young men who attended the institute were able to see Black Men from across the country come and show them that success in life was attainable, and it can only be defined by the person in the mirror. Participants walked around with a new found confidence, and an improved outlook on life. This program is one that I support 100%, and the need for this institute and program is needed for localities across the country.” ~ Wes Bellamy Vice Mayor Charlottesville, VA