Young Pioneer Changemaker: Wilbur “Bookie” Coleman III Named Black El Paso’s Youth of the Year
Wilbur “Bookie” Coleman III has emerged as an inspirational force in El Paso, earning the coveted title of Black El Paso Voice Youth of the Year – he’s also affectionately known as the “Fresh Prince of El Paso.” His dedication to driving positive change shines through his co-founding of “Bookie and Mommy’s Helping Hand,” a nonprofit committed to alleviating hunger among the homeless population in the city.
Bookie’s journey started during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic when he actively participated in distributing essential supplies to those in need. This experience ignited his empathetic drive, leading to the creation of a brilliant nonprofit venture. Through their 501c3 organization, Bookie and Mommy (Cheree Coleman) play a pivotal role in providing sustenance and support to vulnerable segments of society.
His journey from visionary advocate to Black El Paso Youth of the Year exemplifies the potential of youth-led change, underlining the spirit celebrated during #BlackBusinessMonth.
As #BlackBusinessMonth takes center stage in August, Bookie’s narrative gains even more significance. His tireless dedication to addressing homelessness underscores the power of youth-driven initiatives. By raising awareness and garnering community support, Bookie and Mommy’s Helping Hand exemplify the potential of emerging young activists.
You can contribute to their cause through platforms like CashApp, Zelle, ApplePay, and Venmo. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @bookieandmommyshelpinghand. For inquiries or collaboration, contact them at email@example.com.
Bookie’s upcoming 9th birthday on September 2nd will bring a unique challenge to the community. Black El Paso Voice is challenging the community to participate, so stay tuned for details within the next two weeks as this young advocate continues to shape the positive narrative we so desperately need in our community, especially for young Black leaders.
Bookie and Mommy’s Helping Hand stands as a testament to the impact of empathy and proactive action.
Monica is the founder and publisher of Black El Paso Voice. She is an advocate fighting against racism and embracing positive community involvement. She is a lover of God, Puerto Rican cuisine, and the greatest defender of her family. She also enjoy House Music and swears it’s the best music on the planet!