Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: Making a Living as a Mentor to Young Men

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

There are few jobs more important than mentoring and guiding young black boys. Over the last 30 years, we've witnessed an amazing slide in the outcomes of young men, as many of them have fallen victim to guns, drugs, mass incarceration, unemployment and a failed educational system. No matter who is responsible for the creation of this mess, it is going to take courage and commitment to cleaning it up. Men like Antoine McNutt have made it his career and life's mission to helping young males between the critical ages of 16 and 21, teaching them the value of being educated, remaining focused and making good decisions. It is due to his diligence in saving our endangered sons and brothers that Antoine McNutt is today's Dr. Boyce Watkins Spotlight on AOL Black Voices:

What is your name, and what do you do?


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