For many young men from Chicago’s African American communities, there are countless roadblocks that stand between them and a high school diploma. In fact, only 41% of Black males in Chicago graduated from high school in the 2012-2013 school year.
However, every year there are several hundred students that demonstrate an astounding ability to succeed, despite the obstacles before them. With the Mass Black Male Graduation, we celebrate the accomplishments of these students, and assist them in their journey into adulthood.
On June 20, 2015, Black male high school graduates from our surrounding communities, along with distinguished elders and proud loved ones, gathered in celebration of these young men’s incredible accomplishments and prepared them for life after high school.
After the ceremony, 2015 high school graduates had an opportunity to connect to mentors and network with leaders in their communities.
Check back for more information about our 2016 Mass Black Male Graduation!