American Promise : Helping Black Boys Excel in School

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  • Read to Your Child Everyday
  • Teach Him Healthy Masculinities
  • Provide Him With Healthy Food
  • Be Your Child’s First Teacher
  • Take Parenting Classes
  • Teach Your Child to Advocate for Himself
  • Understanding the Promise
  • Why These Tips Are Important
  • Tweak Your Parenting Style
  • Remind Him That He Comes From Greatness
  • Visit Your Son’s School

Provide Him With Healthy Food

At home and at school, Black children are more likely to consume foods that are high in fat, sugar, salt and calories. Yet, our brains need high quality fuel to perform optimally. So try feeding your kids more green veggies, fruits and fewer processed foods and less soda. Think: We need foods as close to possible as God made it. 

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