At the 4th Annual Community Impact Assembly (CIA) hosted by Profound Gentlemen , the issue of literacy was raised as a huge barrier for children of color.

Many of the participants were impressed that literacy was such a major topic of discussion. This reflects PG’s intention of supporting the needs and concerns of our male educators who are speaking on the inequities they’re seeing in their schools. Mostly all connecting to literacy.

Several sessions that provided resources on strengthening methods for Black boys to improve reading, writing and comprehension skills are being actively used during this time of digital learning.

LITERACY IS THE MOST CRITICAL CORE AREA THAT CONNECTS TO ALL LEARNING DISCIPLINES AND IMPACTS OUR DECISION-MAKING, CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, PROCESSING AND SOFT SKILLS SET.

PG has a solution for improving the literacy competency of boys of color in public schools. We must ensure our educators are prepared and present in and out of classrooms.

Improving the educational outcomes for Black boys is the main focus of the training initiatives PG provides. PG is helping train Black male teachers to help improve their success in literacy.

LITERACY IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE!

Veronica Garcia discussed the importance of literacy in Black boys. Black boys who aren’t exposed to reading at an early age become targets of the school-to-prison pipeline.

In fact, more than 22 percent of Black men who are incarcerated dropped out of high school.

Our Black boys are dropping out of schools and straight into jail cells. That’s why reading is fundamental!

Improving literacy is the best way to keep more of our Black boys on pathways towards success and not on pathways to prisons.