The Need

The Need

The Need

According to numerous studies, male youth of color face the highest imprisonment, recidivism, youth victimization, and death rates in the country (Mauler & Huling, 1996; Finkelhor, Ormrod, Turner, Hamby, 2005).

In 2010, a 50-state report by the Schott Foundation for Public Education revealed that only 47 percent of black male students graduated high school, much less made it on to college, nationwide. And, nearly one in four young black male dropouts are incarcerated or otherwise institutionalized on an average day.