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Evaluating the Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Project

The Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Project is a global movement that centers the voices, experiences, and realities of Black men and boys. At the core of the YBMen Project is a social media-based program that delivers mental health education and social support to participants through timely, culturally sensitive, age-appropriate, and gender-specific content (e.g., YouTube, photos, memes, GIFs, song lyrics, and current headlines).

This project will evaluate data from the past seven years of the YBMen Project to explore how contextual factors shape the use and success of the YBMen program by Black men and boys. The project aims to inform inequities among educational systems for Black men and boys and the ways in which the YBMen Project fills this gap. 

Daphne Watkins, School of Social Work