Mentoring Young Men of Color: Meeting the Needs of African American and Latino Studentsby Horace R. Hall
Pub. Date: 06/22/2006
Publisher: R&L Education
Mentoring Young Men of Color: Meeting the Needs of African American and Latino Students examines the subject of youth mentoring through a cultural lens. The work not only investigates the value of school-based mentoring in the lives of these youngsters, but also offers alternative and constructive ways in which our society can experience and embrace this social… See more details below
Mentoring Young Men of Color: Meeting the Needs of African American and Latino Students examines the subject of youth mentoring through a cultural lens. The work not only investigates the value of school-based mentoring in the lives of these youngsters, but also offers alternative and constructive ways in which our society can experience and embrace this social group. Positioning mentoring as a cultural practice, this book informs schools and communities of their ethical role and responsibility in fighting the public assault on America's youth by helping young males of color develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and the power they possess.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Prologue: Endangered? Chapter 4 Chapter 1- Youth Mentoring: A View Through Multiple Lenses Chapter 5 Chapter 2- Embracing Young Males of Color in the School Domain Chapter 6 Chapter 3- Constructing a Space for Boys Chapter 7 Chapter 4- Extending beyond a Space for Boys Chapter 8 Chapter 5- A REAL History Lesson Part 1: Origins of a SBM Program Chapter 9 Chapter 6- A REAL History Lesson Part 2: A Quest for Realness Chapter 10 Chapter 7- REAL Profiles: Mentors and Mentees
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I bought this book last month and have found it to be really helpful in connecting with Latino boys. The best thing about this work is that it's written in a way that makes it clear for me to understand working with teens I'm not familiar with. I also had a chance to meet the author a few weeks ago--amazing conversation about youth work.
I've been a teacher and mentor of teenagers in Philadelphia for the past 5 years. I just started using this book to help me with alternative ways of teaching and connecting with my students, especially my boys, and it's really working for me. Hall's work speaks volumes of the reality youngsters are facing in schools and how we can help. I thought it was clear and enjoyable.
This book was required for one of my teacher ed. courses, and at first I wondered, 'Why are future teachers reading a book on mentoring?' BUT, after we read it, I got so much out of it, especially in the way we teach African American and Hispanic youth. For me, I had to read it a second time. Hall does a great job of bringing you in with clear language and encouraging us to see other ways of teaching, as well as mentoring, these young males. Like the rest of my class, I loved it!! It's a great discussion on how to reach urban youth. I think it's a must have for those going into schools WHEREVER males of color attend.
Horace Hall's work truly reflects his experiences that work well together with educational theory. As a high school principal for 10 years, I can honestly say that this book inspired me to continue my work with new eyes and an increased passion. Latino and African American boys carry a heavy burden in our society. This work is a life jacket for them and those who seek to make these boys' lives better. It is a true gem!
Hall's work makes a lot of good points and moves a much needed discussion on young males of color in an important direction. What I enjoyed most was the author's attention to both social and personal hurdles that effect these boys. It's not just one or the other as people talking about this issue (for example, Bill Cosby and Al Sharpton) keep focusing on. I applaud Hall loudly for not just keeping it 'real', but keeping it right! One.
I ordered this book as an advanced copy and it took a little over 3 weeks for me to get it, but I have to say it was well worth the wait. I found it totally relevant to the issues I face as a counselor/mentor for girls and boys in the inner-city. Horace Hall focuses more on school activities and strategies and I was looking more for community ideas, BUT the connection he makes between the two was entirely helpful to me. The mentor and mentee testimonies at the end of the book were also powerful...Real life on the page! I think this book serves those best who are searching for different and practical ways of mentoring kids...all kids!. I've read it 2x!!
Mentoring Young Men of Color: Meeting the Needs of African American and Latino Students is an exceptional book. Anyone seeking enlightening on the delicacies of mentoring young men of color will learn techniques outlined by Horace Hall's empirical knowledge. Kudos for a job well done.
As a teacher of Black and Latino students, I find the points that Hall makes to be poignant, honest and insightful. In chapter after chapter, Hall reminds the reader that the focus must be on the lives of these young men. We must make a true effort to see and hear them in order to assist them. This book was not only inspiring and eye-opening for me as an educator, but also encouraging in offering strategies on how to reach and bring back those boys who are disconnecting from school. I highly recommend this book for those who are struggling to create classrooms and teach lessons that mirror the lives of students of color--an excellent read!!