The Oakland Unified School District is the only district where you'll find a department solely focused on African American Male Achievement. Here students can take the elective titled, "Mastering Our Cultural Identity: African American Male Image". Read this New York Times article from Patricia Leigh Brown to learn how this district is helping our black boys see they truly are strong, intelligent, and talented.
Now, how can we get this curriculum in every school across the nation?
On Instagram, @hbcupridenation posed a question to its audience where a parent asked if there were any summer programs at any HBCUs their high school son/daughter could attend. After reading the responses, I decided to look up some of the camps mentioned. Below are some ways to build your teenager's exposure and keep them engaged in something meaningful while school is out. The best part is some of these HBCUs offer camps for kids in elementary school!
Do you know of any other summer camps? Let us know in the comments.
HBCU Summer Camps
Albany State University
Benedict College - Upward Bound
Dillard University - Emerging Scholars Program (for new Fall applicants)
Hampton University - Pre-College/Summer Bridge Program
Howard University - High School Summer Enrichment Science Academy
Jackson State - Summer Programs
Morehouse College - Upward Bound Math Science Southeaster Regional Institute
North Carolina Central University - Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurial Academy
Prairie View A&M University - Summer Programs
Southern University - Academic, Sports, Fitness, & Self-Enrichment Camps
Tennessee State University - College of Engineering
Tuskegee University - Summer Programs
Xavier University - Academic Summer Programs