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.
Meet Our Founder and Executive Director
Ron Walker founded COSEBOC in 2007, the culmination of a career spanning over five decades as a teacher, principal, staff developer, and consultant in various educational communities.
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.
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.
DISCOVERING RITUALS, UNDERSTANDING MANHOOD (D.R.U.M.)
For middle and high school teams. 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.
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.