Tag: Community Engagement

These Parents Came to Atlanta to Tell Elizabeth Warren to ‘Stand Down’, Periodt!

POSTED NOV. 22, 2019 IN SCHOOL CHOICE Gather ‘round, peeps, and let me tell y’all a true tale of hope and outrage. Once upon a time, not long ago—September of this year in Houston, Texas, to be exact—the day after an invigorating and empowering rally that gathered hundreds of parents, students and education advocates in MacGregor Park to gear up for…

A Million Black Fathers Marching for Zion

It may seem like a cliche, but a million Black fathers marching streets across America for their Black sons is empowering. But it’s not simply a cliche, it’s a nationwide movement of Black males doing something different to change the rate of Black boys being successful. Fathers Incorporated , a non profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia. is not only changing…

Family Engagement in Schools Is An Untapped Resource for the Success of Black Boys.

There’s a popular neighborhood saying, “family over everything”, which ironically is quite the opposite of what it actually happening with modern day American families in school Districts across the Nation. Pew Research Center stated in a recent article that “Two parent families are on the decline in America!” This statement is proven by the high rates of divorce, prison entry and death…

Black Boys Breaking Bread and Building Bonds

Young Men Rising Incorporated is giving Henry, Dekalb and Clayton County schools a different option for mentoring Black boys. “No Young Man Left Behind – Lunch Buddy Program”, is an initiative of Young Men Rising Incorporated. The program was created to allow young male students the opportunity to reach success through mentoring, communication and cultural exposure. The organization believes that through…

We Must Keep Our Black Boys Out of Harm’s Way

Black women have played an instrumental role in keeping our Black boys protected. However, we all play a role in keeping them safe in and out of school. Such dangers as gang violence and child abduction are still concerns for parents. That’s why safe routes to school is a top priority for any parent; especially parents of Black boys. As…