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The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color.

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August 2018: A Back to School Letter from Ron Walker

August, 2018: The annual rite of passage that we call “Back to School” is well underway. Some of our nation’s schools have been open since early August and others will start after the Labor Day Holiday. It has been my tradition for the past few years to send a back to school message to our friends who parent or educate students returning to school. I must admit that as a former principal and teacher, I wax nostalgically about the return to school and the hopes and anticipation for a successful year of teaching and learning beneficial to every student.

Ron Walker's New Book Available for Purchase

After many years of thinking about writing a book to share a story about the power of hope, resilience and family, I finally did it. With the generous and consistent support of the American Reading Company, the book, Solomon's Plan, Gift Of Education from a Father to His Son is a reality. It is written in honor of my father, Solomon Walker. Solomon Walker, born in 1915 in Gaffney, South Carolina, never went to school, lost both parents at a young age and with determination made his way to Philadelphia at the age of 19 to begin a new life. The book is for students from middle school up and also a great read for adults. It is a very teachable, well researched and culturally vibrant read.

On July 18, 1918, the great Nelson Mandela was born

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mandela's birth, COSEBOC encourages you to share your thoughts on the following questions below and on your own social media: - What can the movement do to advance a positive narrative for boys and young men of color, using the life's work of Nelson Mandela as inspiration? - As a boy or young man of color, what lessons learned from Nelson Mandela can I apply to my hopes, dreams and aspirations? "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

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