Our Sons Bakery is a family-operated home based food vendor located in Indianapolis, IN. Our Sons Bakery is a social enterprise that uses proceeds from the sale of our baked goods to help expand the mission of grass-roots organizations that advance black male youth in the areas of education, income, and health. Our mission is to offer high quality baked goods at a competitive price to meet the demand of local area residents, while creating a sustainable funding source for youth to engage in recreation, art, tutoring, higher education exposure, and pro-social family engagement activities at no cost. Our hope is youth will have the supportive resources necessary to minimize academic achievement gaps, prevent juvenile delinquency, interrupt youth crime, and decrease community violence.
Connection is about building trust in relationships that shape social landscapes.
Through connections and relationships, people feel more empowered and confident in their own capabilities.
The result of self-empowerment motivates individuals to pursue their goals and achieve life
Like Minds was launched in 2019 with the mission to connect communities to peer-informed education and practices that enhance health and social change. Our vision is to see marginal communities empowered with effective tools to lead healthy and fulfilled lives.
Research shows that marginalized communities are most likely to be impacted by poor health outcomes directly influenced by social environments that are systemically inequitable. Although any dimension of marginalization negatively impacts health, most individuals experience multiple intersections of marginalization which makes navigating barriers to wellness complex and far reaching. Traditional prevention approaches have primarily been one dimensional, have reinforced imbalanced power structures like the expert/patient relationships, education and practices informed by dominant culture lifestyles, or are simply unsustainable.
WHY it ALL MATTERS
Shortly put? Individuals within marginalized communities are humans and deserve the same proper treatment as everyone else. According to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) everyone has the right to health information that helps them make informed decisions and health services should be delivered in ways that are understandable and beneficial to health, longevity, and quality of life. We've done the research, and have compiled defined points of why this matters.