Sons & Brothers

Sons & Brothers

california-endowment

California’s young people are increasingly of color, with record growth among Latino and Asian American young men. The California Endowment is investing $50 million to make sure that boys and young men of color – and California – will be successful. In seven years, they pledge to deliver on these critical goals:

  • Support development of 1000 youth leaders throughout California.
    Improve school attendance by 30% in targeted schools to improve reading proficiency.
  • Cut in half the number of students suspended, using proven common-sense discipline strategies that keep kids in school and accountable.
  • Train all California school police officers on youth development and trauma.
  • Start 10 prosecutor programs that keep young people accountable and divert them out of the justice system by addressing the underlying need.
  • Enroll all eligible children in health coverage to support their physical and mental health.
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