Over the years I have mentored, tutored, and volunteered with countless children. I have seen firsthand how differently way many of the boys of color maneuvered through life and it put into perspective how society cultivates children based on race and gender. 


I created Melanites to intercept the glass ceiling placed on young boys' mind about what they can be when they grow up and how they are supposed to express themselves. My goal is simple: to design diverse toys, storybooks, and games that empower children to dream big!

Jennifer Pierre

Founder & CEO



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