Support Must Focus on Young Men of Color, Study Finds

Expanding opportunities and eliminating barriers to health and success for young men of color is critical to fully realizing a national “culture of health,” a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds. ommissioned in conjunction with RWJF’s $12 million commitment to Forward Promise, an initiative to improve the prospects of boys and young men of color, the report examines a key barrier to health and success for young men of color, including unequal access to early childhood education, disproportionate expulsion and suspension from preschool, school discipline practices, low high school graduation rates, trauma and violence, and limited career pathways. According to the briefs, families of color face a range of bureaucratic, financial, cultural, and geographical barriers to quality early childhood education.

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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