Bringing Brothers Together

To Fight Gun Violence.

One Life At A Time

WHAT WE DO

Through our Listening to the Streets initiative, we mentor young men starting at age 13, connecting them with resources, internships and cultural experiences to steer them away from gun violence. We also work with adults from 18 to 35 in a separate 3-week initiative that leads to a job opportunity. Both teen and adult participants receive a $15 an hour stipend.  

Connecting Mentees to Resources

Our social work team maintains a database of resources to assist mentees in our six focus areas:

Employment

We created our "Listening to the Streets" initiative to provide our mentees with job opportunities as a way to decrease gun violence.

Criminal Justice

We partner with other organizations to help our mentees with criminal justice issues and provide our mentees with character references when they earn them.

Education

We provide our mentees with the resources they need to further their education, which helps them to move beyond jobs and into careers.

Family

We seek to work with mentees and their families to form functioning teams that help all of us to move forward.

Fatherhood

We share our experience with fatherhood in order to help our mentees have better outcomes with their children.

Financial Literacy

We provide our mentees with a course on financial literacy, helping them to gain a solid understanding of concepts like budgeting, credit, and saving.

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Our mission

WHO WE ARE

ManUpPHL’s mission is to step into the lives of those who are statistically most likely to be impacted by gun violence in our city, and to provide them with the mentoring, accountability, resources and consistency they require to change their lives and make our communities better.

Volunteer Training

ManUpPHL is looking for

individuals in the Philadelphia area who are committed to supporting and guiding young men between the ages of 13-35  away from gun violence.

A Volunteer Training Session will be held:

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Drexel University LeBow School of Business ,
3200 Market Street, Room 033, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please register at:  Eventbrite

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