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We Got Your Back

We Got Your Back is a national collaboration to protect and empower young black males. The initiative will focus on America’s most dangerous cities to preserve the life of black males between the ages of 12 and 24. We Got Your Back goal is to make them the change agents through opportunity. The preservation is from the direct and indirect environments that fail at an alarming rate. W.G.Y.B. provides practical and innovative training and preservation methods.

 

The initiative took young black males from  Chicago, Cincinnati, and Dallas, on the 2020 Opportunity Tour. Each young man received a $300.00 weekly Stipend and training in QuickBooks.

We Got Your Back will function as a fraternity that provides a natural support system for Black Males. Generations of abuse, misuse, disrespect, lack of parenting, and environmental trauma have hardened the heart of black males. WGYB’s goal is to give black youth the confidence that they have their BACK in the absence of dads, lack of representation, racial profiling, and a No Value tag on their lives.

W.G.Y.B. accepts members starting at 11 to ensure they obtain a fair chance in America. One of WGYB's core values is to surrender, and we will fight another day. Its purpose is to prevent a negative or tragic outcome in a no-win situation while assuring our youth; we will address any injustice upon them. 

To become recognized as members, they must complete the W.G.Y.B. mentoring challenge and agree to honor the core values of W.G.Y.B. Upon completing the challenge and excepting the agreement; each member will receive the following to assist them in their time of need:

  • Certificate of membership

  • ID Card Bracelet and a Necklace

  • 800 Number to call immediately for assistance

Additionally, each member will receive the following training:

  • When to give the person in authority what they are requesting, even if they are wrong. 

  • How to effectively exercise their first amendment right to protest without violating any laws 


 

The core values of We Got Your Back are C.I.R.C.L.E.S. 

  • Commitment – A promise to avoid any action that will cause him to lose his life or be forced to kill someone. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Integrity-  Not everyone has integrity, but we challenge each of you to prioritize it. “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Respect - To pay proper attention to and not violate the rights of others. “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

  • Character-  Focus on developing Good Character by avoiding bad company. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Loyalty- Having your brother's brother back through good and bad decisions but holding him accountable. “In the end, we will remember not our enemies' words, but our friends' silence.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

  • Excellence - Commit to doing your best every day.  “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

  • Surrender - Submit to authority to preserve your rights. “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

W.G.Y.B. was designed in 2016 by Bruce C Carter, a youth activist. He has consistently proven his love for children by challenging any injustice they face.  Mr. Carter has stood up against School Districts, State Agencies, and even parents regarding a child. He says,” For too long, the only time our youth become a primary focus is at the time of death.”  He has led crusades to end childhood hunger, bullying, abuse, and abuse of children by and amongst youth. As of 2014, Mr. Carter has traveled the country serving over a million meals to youth nationally, providing scholarships, and has spoken to more than 500,000 at-risk youth in schools, youth organizations, and colleges.   

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