The purpose of the Black Men of Greater Springfield is to bring together people who share common goals of fostering excellence, improving the quality of life and maximizing the potential of Black youth.
The B.M.G.S.’s goal is to keep minority males, through the W.E.B. Dubois Academy and other programs, poised to take advantage of opportunities for meaningful activities, higher education and rewarding career ladders.
The B.M.G.S.’s organization has captured the attention of minority males who may be most vulnerable and has mentored them through tutoring, workshops, sporting and cultural events, field trips, and camping experiences. These activities provide hope, encouragement, and a positive example of what students can accomplish if they are willing to work and stay on the upward path.
We foresee, in the not too distant future, a cadre of young, caring, male adult citizens resulting from this movement. We believe that through the development of strong citizens and a sense of citizenship, we will help to create a better and stronger community.
We also proudly support and provide services to girls.
Call us to find out how our Unity Grants and new co-ed baseball program are serving girls in our community.