Goals +
Initiatives

AGRICULTURE
YOUTH
EMPOWERMENT
WOMEN
EMPOWERMENT
AGRICULTURE

01. AGRICULTURE

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The Problem: Black farmers make up less than two percent of the American farmer population. The black farmers that we do have in this country find that their produce is less profitable than their white counterparts. They have been systematically destroyed with the deliberate denial, delay, or underfunding of federal agricultural loans by banks.
How we help: Kyrie is collaborating with Black farmers and Black farmer organizations to invest in and create more Black farms in New Jersey. In addition, he is committed to developing programs and systems that will help black farmers prosper.
YOUTH
EMPOWERMENT

02. YOUTH
EMPOWERMENT

02.

The Problem: Children, especially in our communities don’t feel empowered enough to make change, speak out, or even be their true selves. If they have questions, they don’t know who they can connect with to ask.
How we help: Kyrie believes in giving the youth a platform that they can feel empowered and comfortable using. Through mentorship groups and initiatives, Kyrie hopes to empower the next generation to become our future leaders.
WOMEN
EMPOWERMENT

03. WOMEN
EMPOWERMENT

03.

The Problem: Black women disproportionately experience poverty, intimate partner violence, medical discrimination, and stress related illnesses. Despite centuries of being the backbone of not only the African American community but America at large, the voices of Black women are often silenced, ridiculed, and stereotyped with their identity appropriated.
How we help: Kyrie and his business entities are working hard to create programs that shed light on the issues that black women face, give them a platform to share their knowledge and experiences, as well as create funding opportunities to help women led projects and initiatives.

Malcolm X said: “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.”

SOCIAL
EQUITY
EDUCATION
SOCIAL
EQUITY

01. SOCIAL
EQUITY

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The Problem: Social equity has been an issue in our community since the country’s inception. People in certain communities just do not have access to the same resources as others.
How we help: Kyrie and his business entities are dedicated to provide educational tools, funding initiatives, and programs to underserved communities in the area.
EDUCATION

02. EDUCATION

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The Problem: Racism has permeated the educational system, creating school to prison pipelines for our young men and women. Black youth are suspended at 3x-6x the rate of their White male and female counterparts, respectively. Schools in Black and Brown neighborhoods are routinely underfunded due to funding being based on surrounding property taxes, with Black and Brown communities more likely to be poor with very low property value and consequently lower taxes. National agencies report that as little as 18% of Black eighth graders met the standard of proficient in reading.
How we help: Kyrie has partnered with Scholastic to provide schools with reading materials and programs that promote learning and education. His foundation, K.A.I.F.F., is working with Eagle Academy in NYC to provide greater access to reading programs for Black male youth.