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Forward Promise, an initiative to help boys and young men of color heal, grow, and thrive, launches at Penn GSE

April 11, 2017

“If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to raise a healthy village? That’s the guiding theme of our work.” With that, Dr. Howard Stevenson launched the Forward Promise national program office from the stage of the National Constitution Center in March.

Backed by a $12 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and based at Penn GSE’s Racial Empowerment Collaborative, Forward Promise will aid RWJF in realizing its vision to build a Culture of Health, ensuring it includes middle- and high-school-aged boys and young men of color by focusing on countering the effects of chronic stress and trauma and fostering their healing.

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