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2015 COSEBOC School Awards

"We must not wallow in the valley of despair... (but rather) pledge that we shall always march ahead."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contrary to the all too prevalent negative narrative, COSEBOC knows that all boys and young men of color can achieve and thrive ifthe educators in their lives have the right tools and mindset. In fact, COSEBOC knows that there are schools across the country where this is happening every day. The COSEBOC School Awards honor these schools.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the process to select the 2015 COSEBOC School Award winners, preK-6th grade schools that are consistently successful in educating their boys of color. Guidelines and the application for the 2015 COSEBOC School Awards became available on January 19, 2015 -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • Does your early learning and/or elementary school have a proven track record of successfully educating boys of color? or
  • Do you know of an early learning and/or elementary school whose boys of color have academic outcomes that rival statewide averages for all students?

If either answer is yes, apply and/or encourage them to apply for a 2015 COSEBOC School Award. Help us reward, celebrate, and learn from these effective schools. Spread the word!

COSEBOC School Award-winning schools will receive a $10,000 unrestricted grant and their promising practices will be featured at our next Gathering of Leaders, April 22-24, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Details of the criteria, guidelines and application form will be available on January 19th. Interested schools should review the guidelines and complete the application process by the deadline of February 23, 2015.

COSEBOC hosted an informational webinar on Wednesday, January 28th. If you missed that webinar, click here to watch the recording. During the webinar, COSEBOC staff reviewed the guidelines and application process and answered all questions. All Q&A have been posted here

Download School Awards Flyer here and shar with your colleagues and friends. Help us spread the word.