Our mission is to help young men of color, especially those growing up in challenging circumstances, to recognize their full potential and self-worth by fostering positive relationships through strong role models.
Fades for Grades MKE is a partnership with barbershops and small businesses in the Milwaukee area to increase the self-confidence, school attendance rates, and academic performance of young men ages 12-18. The program provides free haircuts and community events as incentives, facilitated by fundraising and local sponsorships. Participating businesses can also provide mentorship to students in Fades for Grades MKE. Through their involvement in the program, our young men will experience success and understand that along their journey they will be accompanied by mentors who believe in them.
Mural Photo courtesy Raoul Deal