Building Future Leaders One Male at a Time Building Better Men creates future male leaders that become productive members of society through a program that teaches young men ages 8 - 18 life skills, anger management, reading and comprehension, early career exploration as well as cultural and recreational experiences. About Us

Who We Are

The Building Better Men Program (B2M) is a male mentoring/leadership program for males ages 8-18. The B2M program was started in 1991 by Odis Bellinger and was founded on the principle that young men can be successful despite challenges associated with absent/uninvolved fathers. 

B2M in the Community

We equip young males with the social, academic, and problem-solving skills to contribute to their communities and the world.

Support Youth Entrepreneurism: Sponsor Our Jr. Shark Tank Event

Building Better Men is holding a Jr. Shark Tank Competition for Detroit-area male and female...

B2M Announces “Black Heroes Essay” Contest

In honor of Black History Month and as a literacy building tool, Building Better Men...

B2M Founder Wins Ford Motor Company Game Changer Award

Building Better Men's founder and director Odis Bellinger has received the Ford Motor Company's Men...

Success Starts with You

Building Better Men succeeds because of the generosity of people like you. Please consider giving to B2M to help us reach our community and raise up young men.

2019 - 2020 in Review

85% of the young men serviced in the Building Better Program are from the 48205, 48214, 48213 area of Detroit MI. The 48205 area code is considered the most impoverished area in the city of Detroit. Our program participants are 90% African American, 5% Caucasian, and 5% Native American/Hispanic.

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