Black Male Achievement Initiative
Black Male Achievement can be described as a national movement to improve outcomes for ALL communities by addressing persistent opportunity gaps facing African American males.
We have a segment of young people who consistently live shorter, poorer quality lives with fewer opportunities than many of their counterparts across racial and ethnic groups. We need to continue to improve opportunities and experiences for African American males as they suffer disparities in reading proficiency, school discipline, unemployment and participation in the criminal justice system.
We must address the notion that African American males are predestined to be unsuccessful by celebrating achievement while lifting up those who struggle.