Come hear Guest Speaker, Hilary Beard at Friends Central

PLEASE SHARE: Please join me at Friends' Central Upper School in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 18th at 7:30 pm, where I'll be discussing some of the findings presented in "Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life". RSVP here so we have a seat and enough books for you: 

"Promises Kept" is the companion to the award-winning documentary "American Promise," produced by my coauthors, Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson. Our book provides solutions to the issues "American Promise" raises about the challenges Black males face in their effort to obtain a great education and fulfill their human potential. 

To write it we spoke to hundreds of parents, educators and Black boys about the challenges and opportunities they face. Then we sought answers. We interviewed and mined the research of more than 50 thought leaders in subjects such as achievement gaps, racial discipline gaps, implicit (unconscious) bias, parenting strategies (the best strategy for raising a Black boy has changed over the past generation, but parents and educators don't know it), multicultural education, stereotype threat (a test-taking anxiety that disproportionately impacts Black boys), racial socialization strategies (read: how to prepare your son for life as a Black male beyond merely having The Talk), learning styles and differences, parent engagement, and other essential areas. 

We formulated a cafeteria menu of strategies in 10 different areas to help parents, educators and other members of the Village help Black children achieve their potential and close the racial achievement gap, which (shockingly) *grows* the more resources that a Black boy's parents have. Our approaches apply to Black and Latino boys as well as girls of all ages, although we focus on Black boys. We also discuss some of the research on mixed-race children.

This event is free. If you'd like to attend, RSVP here: 

Books will be for sale.