Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:00 AM to 3:00PM

Roxbury Community College
Student Commons - Building 3

1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

Accessible by  Orange Line (Roxbury Crossing)

Free Parking On Site



We apologize but we are at registration capacity for this event.  Please fill out this form with your contact information and we will notify you of further Young Men of Color events as they are announced.


Contact: lwhite@thehome.org with any questions!


In partnership with Roxbury Community College, The Home for Little Wanderers is hosting its 4th annual Young Men of Color (YMOC) Conference for its clients and other area young men of color, aged 12 to 21, to meet in small breakout groups to share stories and learn from their peers the meaning and relevance of supportive relationships as they manage issues with family, peers, schools, law enforcement and the community.

JOIN US for this important event that brings hope, inspiration and empowerment to youth in our community. This year’s theme is MAN UP! - MAXIMIZE YOUR RESOURCES SO YOU CAN MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT.  Youth will connect with peers and mentors on topics including college accessibility, community violence, social media presence, romantic relationships, money, and more - and learn ways to make an impact towards positive systems change.

YMOC 19 Program





“Trolling” - Do you think your social media presence hurts or helps you? 

“Situationships” – It’s complicated!  Discussing healthy romantic and interpersonal relationships.

“Avoiding the smoke – Support on issues of community violence and dealing with police.

“Securing the bag” –  Hang on to your hard earned money and learn how to make it grow for you. Hosted by TD Bank.

 “You should be thinking about college” – Is going to college in your sights?  It is definitely within your reach. Hosted by RCC’s ‘Brotherhood’ Group.

“Code-switching: Choices, Language, and How We Navigate the World” - Workshop exploring why we use, how we use, and the impact of using code-switching in general and as a tool for successfully navigating various environments.  Hosted by Silver Linings Mentoring.

“LGBTQ Jeopardy, #Ally” - Experiential workshop exploring LGBQ and TGNC identities, allyship, and misinformation. Hosted by Silver Linings Mentoring.

“Interview Readiness Preparation” - Group of experiential workshops exploring employment preparation and readiness. Hosted by Silver Linings Mentoring.