Studies and research shows that being a man of color puts you more at a high risk in drug use, dropping out of school, incarcerations and even death. The Boys and Men of Color project, funded by the California Endowment, came together with various men and women in the Sacramento community to plan a jump-start event, a summit. With their efforts, 100 young men will gather on July 12th at UC Davis to discuss and the foul conditions they live with. They will reach out with open hands and ideas to make a difference in education, safety and health. These young men will become and make our change.