Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Forward Promise Network?
The Forward Promise Network is a membership-based community intended to connect professionals who provide direct services to boys and young men of color (BYMOC), ages 12-24.

Why the Network?
Forward Promise seeks to provide focused opportunities beyond our grantmaking for youth-serving professionals to engage in learning and sharing of knowledge of effective, culturally responsive solutions to the historical and racial trauma, as well as toxic stress often experienced by BYMOC.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?
As a member of the Forward Promise Network, you are granted access to exclusive interactive webinars that provide information and technical assistance on pertinent topics, chats with experts in the field of BYMOC/Trauma & Healing, entrance to pop-up networking events at national conferences and convenings, and opportunities to connect with other organizations nationwide and increase recognition/visibility of your organization in the field.

How is the Network different from the signing up to join the Village?
When you sign up to join the Forward Promise Village, you join our general listserv and will receive general announcements, newsletters, articles and blog posts. The Network is membership based and a login protected community managed by Forward Promise National Program Office (NPO).

Who can apply?
Direct service providers in any agency or organization that serves BYMOC ages 12-24.

Can more than one member of the same organization participate in the Network?
Yes.