B.E.S.T. is a non - profit organization founded in Greensboro, North Carolina. The acronym stands for"Brothers Excelling with Self - Sufficiency to Thrive"©. It is a non- denominational organization that provides creative, holistic strategies, with strong Biblical principles as its foundation, to construct a defense that identifies, attacks, and destroys problems, and the issues that surface from problems, that plague our young men of color, while developing the total man. B.E.S.T. acknowledges that we, as a people, and the society as a whole, have "dropped the ball" with respect to ensuring the success and well- being of our young men. B.E.S.T. intends to aggressively recapture and reclaim our young men, and enabling them to reject a predetermined destiny, by encouraging them to explore and realize their full potential as productive, contributing members of society.