African-Americans made up about 35 percent of all children raised in the bottom 1 percent of the income distribution
African-Americans made up less than 1 percent of the children at the very top
80 percent of all special education students being Black or Hispanic males
Black boys receive two-thirds of all school suspensions nationwide - all demographics and both genders considered.
The Grooming Alchemist provides mentor-ship and support for at-risk youth in New York, starting with District 9 in the South Bronx. Led by Charlie, the foundation exists to uplift and enrich the lives of at-risk kids with mental and emotional support and provide life-building opportunities. “We provide a holistic approach to solving the lack of focus on the root causes of being an at-risk youth,” says Charlie. The foundation helps young men deal with the complex and stressful life experiences with the justice system, foster care, and others like homelessness. Charlie also executive produces The Grooming Alchemist You Tube channel, and has documented his Alchemist inspired hero's journey in the book Alchemist Apostate Jehovah's Witness Elder.
Promote diversity through cultural expression, dialogue, and understanding.
Promote and display works that express the African American Experience.
Increase at-risk youth’s exposure to career, life, and entertainment opportunities.
Create a platform for at-risk youth to utilize that will support the promotion of self-actualization, self-esteem, personal development, and the generation of positive life outcomes.