In 2005, Children’s Aid founded the African American Male Initiative. This special initiative organized and convened an interdisciplinary group of experts and key local stakeholders to help design a programmatic intervention that would help improve the educational, health, and criminal justice outcomes for young men of color.
In 2007, Steps to Success – the initiative’s first programmatic response – was launched. Steps to Success has since become an incubator of new ideas and strategies for improving the socio- emotional, academic, health, and criminal justice system outcomes for African American and Latino males.
A financial contribution can help sustain the African American Male Initiative, which supports young Black males through cultural initiatives, tutoring, mentoring and programs individualized to each boy’s needs.
Steps to Success is a comprehensive, research-based intervention, based in the belief that working with schools and families will holistically support the development and wellbeing of each child in his context.