Mission, Vision & Purpose


The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school and community leaders who are dedicated to the affirmative social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of boys and young men of color.

Learn about the Story of COSEBOC, narrated by COSEBOC Executive Director and National Leader, Ron Walker


COSEBOC is a national education organization of practitioners solely focused on promoting the educational success of boys and young men of color. COSEBOC works with all schools – preK-12th grade; public, charter and private; coed and single gender. COSEBOC connects research, policy and practice and is a learning community for school leaders.

COSEBOC’s growing menu of programs and services are rooted in our COSEBOC Standards for Educating Boys and Young Men of Color, a framework for what a school should offer and do if it intends for its male students of color to succeed.


The potential for boys and young men of color is as boundless as the universe is endless. COSEBOC will be intentional in our mission to empower these students as they strive to actualize their full social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic potential.