Despite the circumstances leading to confinement, all young people are entitled to a good education, the necessary foundation for improving their lives and contributing to their families, communities, and the nation.
I applaud the Administration’s dedication to implementing the recommendations from the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force report. In making the announcement, Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a package of guidelines to improve educational services for confined youth. Educating confined youth will help equip them with the skills necessary to transition back into society and reach their full potential. These efforts will impact nearly 60,000 young people who are in confinement today.
The guidance package announced yesterday will greatly improve the educational opportunities for our confined youth. We must invest in every young person to ensure the country’s future success and I stand with the Administration in supporting our confined youth.
PolicyLink is looking forward to working with the Administration as the recommendations from the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force report are implemented. For more information on our work helping improve outcomes for men and boys of color, please visit the Alliance for Men and Boys of Color and the Institute for Black Male Achievement.