I Am My Brother’s Keeper: Engaging Boys and Young Men of Color

Thursday February 23, 2017
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Room 102

The path to adulthood can be especially difficult for boys and young men of color. They are more likely to grow up in poverty, live in unsafe neighborhoods and go to under-resourced schools—all of which affect their lifelong health and well-being. What is at stake for America is the possibility of losing an entire generation of productive men who will fall short of their potential, live less healthy lives and fail to build and strengthen their communities. This session will give participants an overview of the risk factors that are currently the most pressing for boys and young men of color. We will also explore the implementation of research based strategies and tools in today’s classroom to increase the engagement and academic success of our boys and young men of color.

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at-risk populations, cultural diversity