American Promise : Helping Black Boys Excel in School

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  • Tweak Your Parenting Style
  • Remind Him That He Comes From Greatness
  • Visit Your Son’s School
  • 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

Visit Your Son’s School

Parents of the most successful kids visit their child’s school eight times a year, albeit parent-teacher conferences, science fairs, field trips, band concerts or sports games. Make your presence known and let your son’s teachers and principle know that education matters. If you cannot physically be there, make sure you are communicating with them via email and phone.  

(Photo: Matt McClain for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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