Best Practices for Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates for Young Black Men

This is an Online Course event.

This training was originally delivered as a live webinar in March 2023. After identifying the need for both live and self-study training opportunities, Prevention First partnered with Dr. Lance Williams, Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies at Northeastern Illinois University to offer the training in an asynchronous format. Dr. Lance Williams, known for his keen intellect and fierce determination to uplift youth at risk, will share his extensive research related to inequities surrounding recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of young Black men and will share his vast experience of introducing youth to their inner strengths. By taking this course, participants will feel empowered to help prepare young Black men for college success. Participants will learn about historic points of view, examine data and prominent barriers that impede many urban youth’s educational and career aspirations, identify potential strategies to overcome barriers, and understand why Black and Brown males should consider enrolling in highly selective colleges and universities. This course will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.