To take HomeGrown StL to the streets, network members will conduct Catchment Area Pilots (CAPS) with the goal of improving the lives of 8,000 Black boys and young men ages 12 to 29. These pilot projects will first be implemented in a small number of St. Louis promise zone zip codes that are known to have great need for services. Findings will be used to develop a strategy to scale up for the region. The purpose of CAPs is to demonstrate the utility of a data-informed and placed-based model of comprehensive precision care and collaboration among service providers that is singularly focused on supporting the health, development, and upward mobility of young Black boys and men.
HomeGrown StL Black Male College Success Pilot
The second CAP launched is the HomeGrown StL Black Male College Success Pilot. The purpose of this 2-year pilot is to demonstrate the utility of a data-informed and place-based model of comprehensive care coordination, intensive outreach, and collaborations with area colleges and universities black male college success initiatives. This project focuses on young Black men ages 17-29 and will demonstrate the feasibility and potential efficacy of improved coordination to make Saint Louis the #1 city for Black men to attend college.
HomeGrown StL Black Male Excellence Pilot
The purpose of the 2-year Black Male Excellence catchment area pilot is to demonstrate the utility of a data-informed and place-based model of precision care and precision development, intensive and relentless outreach, and collaborations with area school districts. What is learned will be used to inform how to successfully engage and support Black middle and high school students, as well as to create a regional strategy on how to increase the scale of this community organizing intervention.