Black students find support, culture, purpose through peer group

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Black Students of California United, a Fresno-based nonprofit, empowers Black middle and high school students to address pressing issues like mental health, gun violence, and school funding through peer-driven initiatives. The organization fosters authentic connections and relatable guidance, sparking political engagement and promoting mental well-being among young Black people statewide. With a focus on social justice and health, the group’s diverse initiatives include a youth senate, health ambassadors, and mentorship programs, aiming to uplift and inspire Black youth to improve their communities.