Programs like the Baltimore Urban Debate League keep kids out of trouble while making them better students.
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The Open Society Foundations support efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and to help young people achieve in and out of the classroom, prepare for college and careers, and become fully engaged citizens.
The following Open Society programs focus on this topic.
An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.
Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster share the latest research and personal anecdotes in their new book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life.
Johannes P. Wheeldon presents an alternative approach to debate and dialogue as a change-making tactic, with a focus on supporting inclusivity and promoting human rights.
A film about the educational journey of two African American boys becomes a tool for communities everywhere.
A new public-private initiative to improve the lives of young men of color serves as a rallying cry to redouble our efforts.
A joint initiative involving government, business, and nonprofits aims to help America’s young men of color reach their full potential in school, work, and life.