Do you know a male social care professional who is acting as a role model for black boys? If so let us know who they are.
A new report claims that black boys need positive role models from within their own communities – not rappers or celebrities – to tackle underachievement.
The government-backed report says too often role models for young black men include rappers and celebrities who glamorise guns, gangs and crime.
Clive Lewis, chairman of the panel behind the report, said: “Black boys and young men desperately need a greater diversity of images and portrayals.”
Email your examples of social care role models to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll ask them their views on how to inspire young black men and raise their aspirations.
It claims higher achievement among this group could benefit the economy by £24 billion over the next 50 years.
The report comes a week after a teenage youth worker was shot dead by an armed motorcyclist in Brixton, London.
Community Care recently covered the work of charity Chance UK and its crime prevention initiative “Man enough to mentor” – which recruits male volunteers to work with its young clients.