Who We Are
Chionesu Bakari Program for Young Men, is a mentoring & rites of passage program that has helped guide over 300 young black males from the ages of 8 – 18 through it’s Rites of Passage Program. Chionesu Bakari takes young men out of their comfort zone and opens up their world perspectives, guiding their development to the leaders they were born to be.
We are proud of our Young Men and our success. Chionesu Bakari boasts a 100% high school graduation rate, with 96% of those young men currently enrolled in colleges/universities across the country.
Chionesu Bakari, a Swahili phrase meaning “Guiding Light of Noble Promise”, is engaged in the ministry of saving and developing young black males by reclaiming, renaming, renewing and reconditioning their minds. We strive to motivate young black male children to think critically and prepare their minds and the minds of their respective parents/guardians for the men they will grow to become.