CBMA and Fund II Foundation Host 35 Young Black Men at Inaugural Restoration Retreat

In July 2018, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement joined the Fund II Foundation to host the inaugural Restoration Retreat in Lincoln Hills, CO on the beautiful, sprawling property of the Foundation's founder and visionary philanthropist, Robert F. Smith.

At the retreat, CBMA convened 35 young Black men from our five Promise of Place cities -- Detroit, Louisville, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Oakland -- for an immersive and transformative experience that included yoga, meditation, leadership development, and co-existing with nature. You can hear from Rev. Dr. Alfonso Wyatt -- Founder of Strategic Destiny LLC and one of CBMA's Health and Healing Strategies strategic partners -- on our August network call, where he moderated a Q&A with Devonte Hymes and Latrell Johnson, two young students from Milwaukee who attended the retreat, along with Lanelle Ramey, Director of the Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement at Milwaukee Public Schools.

For a glimpse into the retreat, check out our short highlight video now below!