What is Word is Bond and why should you join? Be part of something bigger than yourself!


Word is Bond is a brotherhood of young Black men. We are leaders who grow together, challenge and hold each other accountable to be our best selves and make change in our community. If you want to improve yourself as an individual, as a leader and make a difference in your community, this is the organization for you. In changing our community, we focus on the relationships between young Black men like ourselves and the police. We want to change how youth and police interact and end the violence and distrust in our communities. We are committed to our Blackness, to our right to live and to being champions of our communities.

I am Somebody

This summer’s theme is I am Somebody. This is both an affirmation to self and a declaration to society. Each of us is unique and brings talents and perspective to the world. I am Somebody reflects our right to live and is a celebration of our individuality. Over the course of our program we will be learning about ourselves and sharing our truths and stories with each other as we build over selves up. You will step outside your comfort zone, grow as a leader and build relationships with police officers in real and meaningful ways.