Barbershop University: “Barbershop U”
Youth are mentored by barbers on community resources available to them in family-centered barbershops to facilitate trust between youth and Barbershop U mentors. Mentors provide aid to youth in the form of active listening, personal hygiene, financial literacy, academic performance, interpersonal relationships, and self enhancement (sports, music, arts, industry, career development). 100% engagement by Barbershop U mentors is measured against barber, barbershop, and youth recruitment numbers. In addition, each Barbershop U mentor must attend an annual mentoring education session. This goal is worthwhile because Barbershop U focuses on serving communities in ways that are relevant and differentiate Barbershop U programming to that of other agencies.
Barbershop University – Weekly Assessment