The Black Youth Project


The Black Youth Project was a national research project launched in 2004 that examined the attitudes, resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence the decision-making, norms, and behavior of black youth. Understanding the need to make this data available to a wider constituency beyond the academy Professor Cathy Cohen, the Black Youth Project’s principle investigator, decided to create an online hub for Black youth where scholars, educators, community activist, youth allies, and youth could access the study’s research summaries as well as have access to a plethora of resources concerning the empowerment and development of black youth.

The Black Youth Project is a platform that highlights the voices and ideas of Black millennials. Through knowledge, voice, and action, we work to empower and uplift the lived experiences of young Black Americans today.

The Black Youth Project is the preeminent research body for survey and respondent data concerning Black Americans ages 18-30. We also feature high quality and engaging content which highlights the diversity of this generation. We work closely with our activist organization, BYP 100, to bring light to efforts to better our communities through direct engagement.

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