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ERIC Number: ED504233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Steps to Success: The African American Male Initiative. Summary Report of the Study Group of Experts Meeting
Children's Aid Society
In 2005, the Children's Aid Society launched The African American Male Initiative to respond to the growing concern for the status of African American males and to bring about change. The initiative aims to: (1) more fully understand the issues facing our Black male clients and (2) create new program strategies that will better address the needs of this population. In January 2008, the Study Group of Experts gathered to (1) Discuss what is, or should be, special about the education and development of Black boys (Support health and normal development; Develop and hone problem-solving and non-cognitive skills; Teach them to become mature human beings); (2) Reviewed the implementation of Steps to Success program (Community builders; Parental contacts; Behavior Shifts); and (3) Comment on the evaluation design (Measure development of Life Coaches; Examine the relationship between Life Coaches and boys and the lived experience of each group; Understand that desired developmental outcomes to illuminate how the program impacts lives of participants.) Suggested Resources are included. (Contains 8 footnotes.) [This meeting was convened by the Children's Aid Society in partnership with The Campaign for Educational Equity and The Institute for Urban and Minority Education of Teachers College Columbia University.]
Children's Aid Society. 105 East 22nd Street Room 504, New York, NY 10010. Tel: 212-949-4800; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Aid Society, New York, NY.