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"The Manhood Project" kicks off in Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A new program offering role models and advice to teen boys in the Tri-State area kicked off Saturday in Dubuque. The program is called "The Manhood Project". The program aims to teach teens how to create a sense of empowerment, self-esteem, and combat ignorance while providing motivation to change behavior in a healthy way.

Ricardo Cunningham is a member of the Dubuque Black Men Coalition. He also serves as a mentor for "The Manhood Project."

"Some of these kids may or may not have been exposed to adults, positive adults, male role models in their lives. So we want to give them the opportunity to hear from men in a positive manner," Cunningham said.

"The Manhood Project" is sponsored by the Dubuque Multicultural Family Center in Dubuque, as well as, the Black Men Coalition and the Dubuque area March of Dimes.

Saturday's session was the first of five sessions for "The Manhood Project." The next session will take place next Saturday at the Multicultural Family Center in Dubuque.

For more information about "The Manhood Project" and a list of all sessions CLICK HERE.

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