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ERIC Number: EJ849984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-9
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
The Achievement Club
Rogers, Ibram
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v26 n11 p9-12 Jul 2009
When Gabrielle Carpenter became a guidance counselor in Northern Virginia nine years ago, she focused on the academic achievement gap and furiously tried to close it. At first, she was compelled by tremendous professional interest. However, after seeing her son lose his zeal for school, Carpenter joined forces with other parents to form an organization that fosters a culture of high achievement for Black males. The author talks about Club 2012, how the club was formed, and how it has become one of the nation's most innovative and thriving groups working to eradicate the factors preventing Black boys from excelling. Black parents in Virginia's Loudoun County followed the model of Club 2012 and organized Club 2011, Club 2013, and Club 2014 in 2006. Club 2012 and Club 2015 for Black girls was established last year. The original Club 2012 parents sit on the board of Excellent Options, Inc., a new nonprofit group that oversees all of the clubs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia