Bill Of Rights

  • I have the right…

    to be a unique individual. I have the right to my own dreams, opinions and ideas.

  • I have the right…

    to chart my own destiny and to pursue it. I have the right to choose the experiences that are right for my life.

  • I have the right…

    to have my dreams supported.

  • I have the right…

    to think without limits. I have the right to believe differently than others around me. I have the right to change my mind.

  • I have the right…

    to explore this world and all that it has to offer. I have the right to seek knowledge. I have a right to ask questions, make decisions, take risks and make mistakes.

  • I have the right…

    to forgive myself.

  • I have the right…

    to love myself and to beloved. I have the right to know myself as sacred and to insist that I be treated as sacred.

  • I have the right…

    to express my intelligence, boldness and pride. I have the right to be powerful. I have the right to be free.

  • I have the right…

    to opportunity.

  • I have the right…

    to see the beauty in me and in others.

Over one hundred million dollars are dedicated to boys of color mentoring programs, while less than one million is dedicated to comparable girls’ programs.

– African American Policy Forum