Boys of Color In Crisis
According to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, black and Hispanic males are nearly twice as likely to drop out of high school as white males nationwide.
Founded in 2007, the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) works “to develop a collaborative network of schools that nurtures success in boys of color.” Its long-term goal is to fully equip boys of color to achieve academically, socially, and emotionally.
On April 28-30, COSEBOC holds its 5th annual “Gathering of Leaders” conference in Philadelphia. Using a title adapted from a Langston Hughes poem, the conference theme is “Boy, Don’t You Turn Back: The Power of Resilience.” Its far-reaching agenda will focus on educational and community solutions for addressing the education crisis among boys of color.
Closing the achievement gap in urban middle and high schools is at the heart of Classroom, Inc.’s mission. Please join Classroom, Inc. presenters Mary Strain, Senior Director of Business Development, and Derrick Griffith, Founding Principal of CUNY Prep Transitional High School, for their presentation “Youth Reengagement and Empowerment: How to Connect Disconnected Youth to School and the World Beyond” at the April COSEBOC conference. Learn how CUNY Prep and Classroom, Inc. have partnered to help students redefine their notion of what schools can be.