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Close the Achievement Gap: Support Boys of Color GIVE to SMART Saturdays


San Francisco, CA
July 31, 2013at 11:59 pm

UEA believes that what Frederick Douglass said more than 150 years ago holds true today, "It is easier to build strong children than to fix broken men." SMART Saturdays builds strong boys of color equipped with the skills they need to learn, succeed, and lead.

SMART Saturdays prepares boys of color for the challenges of school and life.

Too many young men of color find themselves on the fringes of American society simply because they lacked solid educational foundations. UEA changes this paradigm by ensuring that boys of color begin cultivating the academic and critical social/emotional competencies required to do well in school, their careers, and life.

80% of low-income boys of color lose 200 hours of classroom time each year due to disciplinary actions, which ultimately results in too many young men of color visiting probation officers instead of college admissions officers.
70% of boys of color end up dropping out of high school

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