G2G Fact Sheet

Vision Statement:“Cultivating the next generation of global leaders”

Mission Statement: Using our hands, hearts and heads to raise the next generation of young African American and Hispanic leaders. Provide a network of support and programs that enable and empower Boys of Color to obtain post-secondary success.

  • G2G seeks to create a national model for educating Boys of Color
  • We will work with feeder pattern of schools: Campus Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy, Brookside Elementary, Alger Middle and Ottawa Hills High School
  • Program was developed to close the achievement gap for Boys of Color in comparison to other students
  • Key research findings as they relate to the work of G2G:
    • High school students need social supports as well as academic engagement and supports must include parents
    • Importance of self-perception/self-image
    • Ninth grade is crucial in ensuring students are on track for graduation credits and attendance is the most significant predictor of graduation
    • Importance of engaging Men of Color in the solution and providing a role of will, grit and tenacity
  • Key data we want to measure includes:
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    • Graduation rates
    • Performing reading and math at grade level
    • Attendance
    • Tracking disciplinary data
    • College graduation rates
    • Standardized test scores
    • Reduced need for developmental education at the post-secondary level
    • College course successful completion
  • Resources that will be necessary to support successful outcomes:
    • Student peer counseling
    • Broad community support
    • Accountability of local Men of Color from the community
    • Success coaches
    • A strong communication plan
    • GRIT
  • Short-term outcomes:
    • Reduce suspension and chronic absentee rates for Boys of Color
    • Increase parental involvement for Boys of Color
    • Increase FAFSA completion rates for Boys of Color
    • Increase the proportion of Boys of Color who enroll in and complete dual enrollment classes
  • Long-term outcomes:
    • Eliminate all gaps in the outcomes of Boys of Color in the areas of suspension and chronic absentee rates
  • Strategies to achieve short and long-term outcomes;
    • Recruit and pair 200 personal coaches from the community to work with Boys of Color
    • Conduct three community events for adults
    • Develop a data sharing process for coaches to understand the needs of individual students and to monitor their progress
    • Provide sufficient training for coaches
    • Document this training and brand it as the “The G2G Way”
    • Provide a support structure for mentors and develop a system of accountability
    • Fund a full time G2G Coordinator positions to support the initiative
  • Needs of students will determine the number ratio per mentor
  • Mentor will select their day and time to tutor/mentor once a week
  • Each school will be notified (principal and teacher) of students who are participating
  • Each school will have a person who will be responsible for getting the student to the designated spot for tutoring/mentoring
  • Teachers may provide worksheets/lessons for tutors to work on with students, this may vary at different levels depending on the needs of the students
  • Session will be a commitment of 45 minutes to one hour
  • There will be workshops for mentors providing the guidelines, expectations and supports for the G2G program
  • The program will have a formal evaluation to determine its effectiveness

G2G Training

Join the G2G committee to learn about this important initiative (Phase I), which is targeted at African American male students. Students in the program will be paired with a volunteer coach, who will help level the field so all children receive a world class education.

Next G2G Meeting is March 2, 2017 @ Franklin Campus (Rev. Lymans Parks Auditorium) from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
G2G: African American Male Achievement Conference will be held on March 8, 2017 @ GRCC Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. contact Emmanuel Armstrong at armstronge@grps.org for more information.