MINNEAPOLIS—Young black men are finding hope and a bright future through the Man Up Club in Minneapolis.
As Korey Dean, the club’s founder, worked as a student advocate in a local Twin Cities high school, he discovered that African American boys faced the most challenges. They were disproportionately filling detention halls, disproportionately sent downtown with police escorts after an altercation, and disproportionately failing to graduate.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Early Sunday morning, two women were shot near Plymouth and Penn Avenues.
Later that day, a young man was injured by gunfire on West Broadway in North Minneapolis.
Program founder Korey Dean, left, portrays "anger" as he playfully constrains his son Tytist Dean, 17, during a talk at The Man Up Club in north Minneapolis on Aug. 31, 2017. Courtney Perry for MPR News