Tag Archive for: Becoming A Man

Chicago’s Becoming a Man program receives $10 million

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago is receiving $10 million in federal funding to expand youth mentoring and tutoring programs known as Becoming a Man and Match Education. There’s also money for research on the effectiveness of these kinds of initiatives. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says these programs will provide more children with opportunities and an alternative to the streets. Joining […]

Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

 Editors Note: This is a very encouraging study, summarized in the New York Times, about the power of tutors and mentors to help struggling students. CHICAGO — By the time they reach eighth grade, according to federal tests, half of all African-American schoolboys have not mastered the most basic math skills that educators consider essential […]