Empowering African American Males: A Guide to Increasing Black Male Achievement


ISBN: 978-1880463-69-7

Publication Date: 2007

8.5 x 11, 416 pages | $24.95 


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The most comprehensive guide ever published on increasing black male achievement. Mychal Wynn not only shares the strategies used to help his sons achieve k-12 school success and gain acceptance into top colleges, he provides candid insight into the challenges and pitfalls of raising black boys. They provide a comprehensive set of practical strategies for increasing black male achievement aligned with research-based practices that are data-driven and research-responsive. The text provides guidance for anyone concerned in with developing instructional, coaching, and mentoring strategies that work. Learn why so many schools, homes, and mentoring programs continue to struggle with building the relationships with black males needed to increase their school success and widen their pathways into college and careers. 

Learn the importance of enabling texts, ‘webs of protection,’ developing a clear mission/vision, cultivating a positive classroom and home climate of high expectations, and engaging young boys in ‘authentic’ conversations must replace lecture, threats, and suspensions.

The strategies outlined in this book continue to be used through Mr. Wynn’s college planning cohort program through which young black males are gaining admission to top colleges and being awarded full scholarships. The strategies are as pertinent and effective today as they were with this book was first published as “A Ten-step Approach Empowering African-American Males to Succeed: A Ten-Step Approach for Parents and Teachers.”

This book is a must read for parents, counselors, mentors, and coaches.

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