Obama to Report Widening of Initiative For Black and Latino Boys

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President Obama delivering remarks at the White House in February on his My Brother's Keeper initiative to help black and Latino boys succeed. Photo: Gabriella Demczuck / The New York Times
President Obama delivering remarks at the White House in February on his My Brother’s Keeper initiative to help black and Latino boys succeed. Photo: Gabriella Demczuck / The New York Times

By Motoko Rich

President Obama will announce on Monday that 60 of the nation’s largest school districts are joining his initiative to improve the educational futures of young African-American and Hispanic boys, beginning in preschool and extending through high school graduation.

The districts, which represent about 40 percent of all African-American and Hispanic boys living below the poverty line, have committed to expand quality preschool access; track data on black and Hispanic boys so educators can intervene as soon as signs of struggle emerge; increase the number of boys of color who take gifted, honors or Advanced Placement courses and exams; work to reduce the number of minority boys who are suspended or expelled; and increase graduation rates among African-American and Hispanic boys.

President Obama announced in February a five-year, $200 million initiative, known as My Brother’s Keeper, to help black and Latino youths.

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Learn More

> Report: A Time for Action: Mobilizing Philanthropic Support for Boys and Young Men of Color

> The White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force report (PDF)

 

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Issues:

Children & Youth

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United States

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My Brother's Keeper, racial equity