COSEBOC Programs

COSEBOC conducts programs designed to identify, celebrate and/or pilot promising practices for educating boys and young men of color:

COSEBOC School Awards

The COSEBOC School Awards are designed to recognize and reward preK-12 schools nationwide that have strong track records of academic achievement amongst their male students of color.  Selected schools receive a $10,000 unrestricted grant.  We encourage others to learn from the promising practices of these successful schools.

To apply, at least 25% of a school's students must be male students of color (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, Native American, Multi-racial, etc.) and the academic achievement of its male students of color must be at least equal to the academic achievement of all students in its state.  District, charter and private; coed and single gender schools are invited to apply.  A school need not be a member of COSEBOC to submit an application nor will membership be considered during the selection process.

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Rite of Passage Programming

The Rite of Passage programming is a school-based mentoring program that aims to increase attendance and graduation rates and post-secondary college/career success in high school male students of color.  

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