is focused on bridging the gap, between African American young men, and police officers. We have organized various positive ways to start to build trust between police officers, and minority young men. Specifically young teenagers who come from high poverty communities, where the communication gap is believed to be the widest.
KYHU’s goal is to transform communities, by allowing young black men to open their minds, and begin to build trust between themselves and law enforcement. Specifically by allowing the young men to judge the man/lady for who they are, and not judging them by their uniform.
KYHU views education as the key to effective communication. That is why we decided to use the name “Keep Your Hand Up.” Young African American men have to be redirected to know that they have more options in life, other than basketball, music, or getting caught up with the street life. Just like it’s ok to keep your hand up at a music concert, it’s also ok to keep your hand up in the classroom.
It is KYHU’S goal to make learning cool again. Not by just saying it, but by rewarding those who are working hard and trying to make progress in school. Hopefully, this process will help motivate all young black men to hear our message, and join the movement.
KYHU believes that
African American young men and police officers, can grow to trust each other. They both just need to spend more time with each other in a positive way. Instead of the negative ways that are consistently shown daily on our television screens.
Everlasting memories can be created with people we least expect, as long as we all are willing to work together, and let the process take place. We just have to put in the work, 1 cop, 1 young man, at a time.