American Promise : Helping Black Boys Excel in School

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  • 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
  • Read to Your Child Everyday

Teach Your Child to Advocate for Himself

Part of excelling is about helping your son to find his voice Teach him to advocate for himself. Teach him that when discrimination and bias is happening in the schools, especially around disciplinary racial disparities, to speak up and mobilize other students. 

 (Photo: Conrad Louis-Charles/Rada Film Group)

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