The Coaches, Cops and Community (CCC) program was designed to protect boys by creating informed and connected communities to support young men and their families. The program utilizes athletics and the influence of coaches to deliver knowledge and strategies for helping boys thrive to parents, coaches, law enforcement and community leaders.
The CCC Program focuses on athletic programs where a majority of their players:
- Attend low performing public schools.
- Qualify for free and reduced lunch.
- Are African American or Hispanic.
- Live in single-parent households or with guardians.
- Live in areas with high levels of gang activity and gun violence.
- The NCDB convenes regular meetings to conduct training and to increase communication and collaboration between law enforcement, coaches, clergy and community leaders.
- The NCDB provides seminars and workshops for parents and guardians during practice times.
- Police officers serve as volunteers for youth teams at practices and on game days.
- Boys attend age-appropriate seminars to help them create a proper vision for manhood.
- CCC partners communicate and collaborate with schools to influence positive student participation and behavior.
Seminars and workshops are provided for families, coaches, cops, and clergy to:
- Equip coaches with knowledge and strategies for becoming more effective mentors and role models for their players.
- Equip police officers with knowledge and strategies for building trust and managing conflict resolution.
- Equip parents with strategies for improving communication, motivation, and accountability at home.
- Help boys develop a more comprehensive vision of manhood.
Seminar and Workshop Topics Include:
- The Male Brain and How Boys Learn Best
- The Effects of Screen Time, Social Media and Video Games on Brain Development and Behavior
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): The Effects of Trauma on Brain Development and Behavior
- How to Decrease Conflicts While Increasing Motivation, Communication and Accountability at Home
- What It Means to Be a Man Today and the Challenges of Becoming a Man
- The Art and Science of Creating Champions On and Off the Field