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.

B2M Announces Young Speakers Academy Awards Dinner

Building Better Men is holding a dinner for the attendees of its Young Speakers Academy...

Fall Program Registration is Open

The Building Better Men program has opened its enrollment for a variety of Fall 2021...

Odis Bellinger Recipient of Detroit Choice Award

Building Better Men's founder and director has been recognized as one of the Detroit's Choice...

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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