Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color
Mar 01, 2012
The first of a four-volume series on the role of school counseling in the education of young men of color, this report includes short essays, student-produced artwork, and an interview on the topic.
A social justice-based approach to school counseling is one in which counselors identify marginalized groups and actively challenge school policies and practices that hinder the success of those students. Individualized or group-based counseling in this framework can be strengths-based or empowerment-based.
By enabling the creation and maintenance of symbols, art can help young black males develop positive identities and pursue academic success.
The Meyerhoff Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, supports black male success in STEM using a strengths-based approach, building community among students, and coaching them to interview effectively for university admissions.
The Hombre Noble Club leads to positive outcomes for Latino students in California by validating the history of their people and giving them role models, a thriving community, and leadership roles.
As it is a cultural tendency for Pacific Islanders to nurture and maintain a positive social relationship once it is established, school counselors and teachers can become increasingly influential with Pacific Islander students as they assist them and interact with their parents and family.
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