Reaching Black Boys Symposium

April 20, 2010

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Keynote speaker:  Dr. Pedro Noguera, noted New York University scholar on the racial achievement gap.

Panelists:
Rev. Otis Moss III, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ
Erica Hunt, president of the New York-based Twenty-first Century Foundation
Jeffrey Jackson, president of 100 Black Men of Chicago
Dennis Lacewell, principal of Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, Englewood Campus
Shelby Wyatt, a Kenwood Academy High School counselor who helped launch the Brotherhood mentoring program at the school and wrote a guide to successful mentoring
Keilan Bonner, a Golden Apple scholar currently teaching math at King College Prep High School

Student discussion moderated by Bryan Echols of MAGIC Woodlawn.

Objectives:
· Share what leaders can and need to do to improve educational outcomes of black boys
· Connect people working on this issue
· Keep this issue on everyone's radar screen
· Reshape the conversation to one of possibility and hope

Sponsors: Catalyst Chicago, Golden Apple Foundation, MAGIC of Woodlawn, National-Louis University, Urban Prep Academies for Young Men

 

Recorded Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at National-Louis University Atrium.