Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, BLACK MEN RUN


What would the impact be IF strong, influential African American male role models were actively involved in schools and the lives of black and brown young boys in 3rd through 5th grade?  


In 2018, Transformation Life Center established a partnership with Black Men Run to specifically address the literacy and health of young boys of color through the Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read initiative.   


The goal of our initiative is to improve outcomes for young boys of color in the area of literacy, health and leadership.  


Literacy:  Stimulate a love for reading that results in improved literacy scores (reading at or above 3rd grade level)

Health & Wellness: Develop fitness practices and healthy nutrition that promotes a healthy lifestyles through running and exercise

Leadership: Cultivate future African American male leaders who positively impact their homes, schools and community


Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read is an 8-10 week after school and summer program.  The program fosters relationships with schools in under-represented communities, bearing the heaviest burden of disease, poor health status and access to a quality education.  We provide the hope and aspirations for these young men to be confident in the classroom,  and live fuller and healthier lives.  

findings and stats

READING PROFICIENCY MATTERS:

About 16% of children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade do not graduate from high school on time - a rate four times greater than that for proficient readers.


AFFORDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Children whose families live in poverty are usually deprived of early education and are more likely to attend low-performing schools.


THERE IS A CLEAR CORRELATION BETWEEN READING PROFICIENCY AND POVERTY WHEN IT COMES TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES AND UNFAVORABLE LIFE OUTCOMES.

spring 2022 Cohort #4

Location: Preston Taylor Ministries (Rolling Hills Location)

4300 Park Avenue, Nashville, TN  37209


Day & Time: Every Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

  • February 22, 2022 - Open House "Kick Off"
  • March 1, 2022 - Running Test Trials
  • March 8, 2022 - Literacy Focus Session
  • March 15, 2022 - Running / Health Focus Session
  • March 22, 2022 - Literacy Focus Session
  • March 29, 2022 - Running / Health Focus Session
  • April 5, 2022 - Literacy Focus Session
  • April 12, 2022 - Running / Health Focus Session
  • April 19, 2022 - Exposure Field Trip
  • April 26, 2022 - Awards Ceremony

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