Of all the challenges we face in education today, I can think of none greater than the challenge of motivating, educating, and empowering black male learners. The fact that this group of students is in crisis is evident on multiple levels, starting with graduation rates. According to the Schott Foundation , the U. Alarming as this figure is, the situation becomes even more shocking in large urban school districts, such as New York City, Detroit, and Miami, where the graduation rate for black males ranges from 20 to 30 percent. The crisis doesn't begin when students drop out of school. In far too many cases, it begins before they even enter school.
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Since March , local leaders have been have engaged in at times difficult conversations about what it means to be a Black male in our city and what changes need to be made to ensure every young Black man and boy has the support and tools needed to achieve their goals. We have been able to use our involvement in these national initiatives and the backdrop of the RYMR to create the Louisville Cities United Collaboration LCUC — a collaborative of over 60 community and faith-based organizations working to reduce violent-related deaths of African-American males, increase educational and employment outcome for young Black men and boys, and change the narrative — we want folks to know their whole story. Zones of Hope are built on four core objectives:. We have seen progress as we work to create better outcomes for our young Black men and boys, but we know there is much more work to be done. In we must create more opportunities for them to engaged and informed, and we must find more resources to continue to build out our efforts.
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For the parents of Jordan Davis, that day was November 23, For the parents of Trayvon Martin, it was February 26, For the parents of Michael Brown, it was August 9, For me, it was February 2, —a Tuesday.
Young writers need models. Early in my apprenticeship my predecessors fed me greatly. Still, I was also very eager to find work by young black male contemporaries, which I thought might be more relatable. After a dedicated search, I found none.