Connecting with engaging with the community has been part of AfroSolo’s DNA since its beginning. We invited non profit service organizations to be present to distribute literature to help educate our community on available services.
In addition we have produced festivals based on themes relevant to the African American, such as: racism, civil rights, peace and health. Furthering our interest in the community, from 2006 and 2015 we organized a yearly health fair that attracted up to 1500 people during the three hour event. If was presented in collaboration San Francisco’s MoMagic Back to School Celebration.
In 2014 we began an initiative entitled: The Audacity to Succeed: Young Black Men and Boys Soaring to Success. The goal of this initiative is to assist this population successfully transcend youth to adulthood.
The Audacity to Succeed has three components:
The Audacity to Succeed: Young Black Men and Boys Soaring to Success conferences where we bring elder black men together with young black men and boys to teach, mentor and support them in the areas for education, employment, financial responsibility and business enterprise skills.
An anthology- Lighting The Path: Letter from Black Men to Young Black Men and Boys. This will be a collection of letters providing information, resources and personal experiences to assist our youth move towards success.
3. DON’T PANIC: Guidelines for Surviving a Police Stop, is a manual detailing the best practices towards surviving a police stop.