Holland, S. H. (1991). Positive role models for primary‐grade Black inner‐city males. Equity & Excellence in Education, 25(1), 40-44.
School failure appears to be a major risk factor and harbinger of the crime, violence, and other disasters that often characterize the experiences of African American boys in urban America. Starting with the first grade and continuing throughout secondary school, PROJECT 2000 is one approach aimed at addressing this problem. With the support of civic and corporate sponsors and volunteers, this community-based program provides Black boys with adult male role models whooffer assistance with academic subjects, comradery, and guidance. This article outlines the scope and vision of the program, and its impact on the education of Black male youth.
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