ERIC Number: ED382690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Young Black Males. Programs That Work.
Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
This guide is designed to help funders and government and nongovernment agencies understand the types of programs with the greatest potential to improve the lives of some of American society's most disadvantaged members. Much of the material is drawn from "Nurturing Young Black Males: Challenges to Agencies, Programs, and Social Policy," edited by Ronald B. Mincy. Black boys and adolescents need experiences that insulate them from and compensate for the violent, illegal, and antisocial influences that often exist in their environment. Programs for young black males must promote development rather than deterrence, and must offer a broad array of intensive services. African American cultural awareness is an important component of successful programs. To ensure program success, categorical programs need to make more formal arrangements to integrate services. Funders must relax categorical funding guidelines and change eligibility criteria in order to serve youths without current problems. Small independent programs serving young black males should be networked for greater effectiveness. A list of nurturing programs for young black males is attached, grouped by state. National and local resource organizations are also listed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Culture, Black Youth, Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Financial Support, Males, Program Development, Program Improvement, Social Problems, Social Services, Urban Schools
Urban Institute Publication Sales Office, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.