RACIAL DISPARITIES IN YOUTH OUTCOMES
Black and brown youth in Boston are not flourishing at the same rates as white children, largely due to recurring trauma resulting from the impact of systemic racism and adverse childhood experiences. Racial disparities present across a wide range of important youth and intergenerational family outcomes such as: drop-out rates; high school and college graduation rates; physical and mental health; economic status and involvement in the foster care and juvenile justice system.
BUILDING A MORE EQUITABLE BOSTON
Trinity Boston Connects people, programs, and practices to unlock opportunity and change the odds for youth of color in Boston. Our programs create safe and supportive communities that inspire youth to express their voice, develop their leadership, and achieve their goals.
Our Team Trinity marathon runners raise funds for our year-round programming including Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, a community-building and mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals in school and life. Teams come together for community building events and races, leading up to their race goal: Boston’s Run to Remember, a five-mile race or half marathon. We are expanding our reach this 2019- 2020 school year to engage 600 youth and 200 volunteer mentors in 30 school and community organization sites throughout the city.