What interventions are most effective at improving the academic success of young men of color?
These policies may hurt the very children they should be helping.
One goal of the My Brother's Keeper initiative is to keep boys and young men of color safe from violent crime. Given recent events, this is a formidable challenge for those engaged with local programs.
We are shortchanging the very children who most need a strong start and the parents who are working hard to give their children a better life.
Nearly every country with a large-scale apprenticeship system relies heavily on intermediary organizations. Few US companies are knowledgeable enough about apprenticeships to build their own programs without assistance.
As the federal government invests more in prekindergarten and focuses on battling absenteeism, it’s important that policymakers and school administrators consider the link between the two.
Current enforcement methods can hinder fathers' ability to find work and save money, and failure to pay can lead to incarceration. That cycle hurts kids too.