Tag: Graduation Rates

Mentoring Gives Black Boys Hope For a Better Future

It’s not a phenomenon! Mentoring programs that aim to disrupt the School To Prison Pipeline for Black boys are effective. Mentoring gives Black boys hope for a better future! The Blvck Freedom Circle is a new free mentoring program. It serves Black males ages 13 – 18 who live in Metro Atlanta. The center will provide a safe space and…

Raising Black Boys to Be Kings

“The greatest achievement I’ve experienced in life is raising my sons and seeing their successes!” Tonya Winters Buford      This post features Atlanta Educator and super mom, Tonya Winter’s Buford, who shares some of the successes and struggles of raising Black sons as a single mother. It’s not easy raising boys to be men as a single mother, but at…

Atlanta Superintendent on Restoring Confidence, Focusing on Kids and Selfie Sticks

Meria Joel Carstarphen became superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS) on the heels of a national cheating scandal in which 11 of 12 people in APS were convicted on charges including racketeering, with some serving time in prison. Her two years have been a true test even within the intensely political world of urban superintendencies. But she’s been making her mark and moving…