Black Youth Project


Black Youth Project


The Black Youth Project was a national research project launched in 2004 that examined the attitudes,resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence the decision-making, norms, and behavior of black youth. Understanding the need to make this data available to a wider constituency beyond the academy Professor Cathy Cohen, the Black Youth Project’s principle investigator, decided to create an online hub for Black youth where scholars, educators, community activist, youth allies, and youth could access the study’s research summaries as well as have access to a plethora of resources concerning the empowerment and development of black youth.
The Black Youth Project examines the attitudes, resources and culture of the young black millennials.

We have three core areas of focus: knowledge, voice, and action. Knowledge is the research we perform on Black millennials ages 18-35. Voice is the high-quality news and opinions written by Black millennials on this platform. Action is the work done through our sister organization BYP100.


Black Youth -- Research


Cathy Cohen


Black Youth Project
University of Chicago
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
5733 South University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


United States of America

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Cathy Cohen, “Black Youth Project,” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed July 4, 2022,