Black families are in a state of crisis. Single-parent households are now the norm. It’s becoming far too likely for young black men to end up in prison. In some circles, educational achievement and hard work have become things of the past.
The truth is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Great adults must be built, the same way you build a car, a house or any other piece of productive equipment. The first teacher of any child is the parent, and it takes a deliberate effort to teach your child the things they need to know in order to be extraordinary.
In this compelling audio lecture, Dr. Boyce Watkins breaks it down for parents, teachers, mentors and those who care about our kids. He discusses the obstacles our children are facing as well as the opportunities that exist for those who are focused on achievement at the highest levels. He also gives his own secrets to success and the mindset a person has to have in order to be great, especially in a society that doesn’t always applaud African American achievement.