Advancing the Affirmative Development of Boys and Young Men of Color

COSEBOC is committed to connecting, inspiring, supporting, and strengthening educators and community members who are dedicated to the social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color. The COSEBOC movement advances the belief that all students, including boys and young men of color, possess the gifts, talents, and genius to excel in school, career, and life.

Professional Development Courses

COSEBOC offers a series of three professional development courses for teams of educators and community members. They are designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and skill in promoting equity and excellence for all students, particularly by focusing on the education and empowerment of boys and young men of color.
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Standards for Schools Educating Boys of Color

For PK-12 teams. COSEBOC Standards is the foundational course we recommend as a starting point for all teams. Participants apply research-based standards to identify strengths and challenges and develop action plans.

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D.R.U.M. (Discovering Rituals, Understanding Manhood) Facilitator Course

For teams of men of color who work with middle and high school students. This course introduces teams of educators to the Rites of Passage experience and prepares them to incorporate the D.R.U.M. framework into their own program for boys and young men of color.

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Footprints and Footsteps

For middle and high school teams. This course prepares teams of educators to implement the COSEBOC Footprints and Footsteps curriculum, designed to empower youth by introducing them to voices of the past, voices of today, and their own voices of tomorrow.

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New COSEBOC Offering! COSEBOC Youth Ambassador Corps (CYAC)

COSEBOC Youth Ambassador Corps (CYAC) is a
program to build leadership capacity and social commitment among high school students which can be offered in a school-based or community context.  CVAC is inclusive of all students interested in becoming leaders of change.

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COSEBOC Youth Ambassador Corps (CYAC)

Latest News & Updates

Openings for Summer Professional Development. Don’t Miss Out!
27 Jun 2024
Openings for Summer Professional Development. Don’t Miss Out!
As summer approaches, and many of us are winding down after a full and hectic academic year, COSEBOC offers a refreshing and impactful opportunity for men of color who work with middle and high school students.
COSEBOC - The Seven Core Standards
28 Apr 2024
Elevate Your 2024 Summer with COSEBOC Professional Development
Spring is a time to contemplate summer plans and COSEBOC is excited to offer you and your team the opportunity to elevate your educational aspirations with one (or all) of our Professional Development offerings.
Women's History Month March 2024 eNews
28 Mar 2024
Women’s History and Spring Renewal
This month we have much to be grateful for. Renewal of life, our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, grandmothers, granddaughters, aunts, nieces, and the many female teachers, colleagues and friends in our lives.

The COSEBOC Difference

“The COSEBOC approach has been distinguished by its emphasis that support for boys and young men of color must build on their strengths rather than focus on their deficits and challenges, and by an enduring belief that if we change the schools and support systems available to them, we can also improve their academic and developmental outcomes.”

– Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Dean, Rossier School of Education
Distinguished Professor of Education
University of Southern California

Pedro Noguera

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