“Ujima” is the Swahili word for collective work and responsibility — traditionally one of the seven principles of the Kwanzaa holiday. But in the Robeson Institute for Positive Self-Development at Northeastern University, it is one of the seven fundamentals of maturing into manhood, something the mentoring organization has been focused on since its start nearly 25 years ago. About 100 boys are currently enrolled and overall the group has mentored more than 2,000 boys and young men.
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