Office for Males of Color
Located at Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy
1923 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45417
The Office for Males of Color works to improve the culture, climate and conditions for DPS male students of color. Under the supervision of the coordinator, MOC facilitators serve as experts and instructors of the initiative's curriculum. The office seeks to affirm, uplift, invigorate and educate these young men through culturally relevant strategies. It develops and implements strategies to improve outcomes by utilizing intensive transformative programming, hands-on community outreach, open dialogue and positive reinforcement.
The Males of Color program was first imagined in January 2013 with a collaboration between DPS leaders and the City of Dayton to initiate President Obama's My Brother's Keeper program in Dayton. The Dayton Board of Education officially voted to fund the office in March 2016, allowing for support personnel, training, marketing and research. The MOC pilot program began during the 2016-17 school year at the following schools: Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy, Dunbar HS, E.J. Brown Middle School, Kiser PreK-6, Longfellow Alternative Academy, Meadowdale HS, Thurgood Marshall HS, and Wogaman Middle School.
- Increase graduation rate over four-year period
- Reduce percentage of chronic absenteeism
- Increase number of students taking advanced coursework
- Reduce disparities in suspensions
- Reduce number of expulsions
What we offer:
- Positive Youth Development curriculum
- Certified mentors
- Dropout recovery
- Summer programs and employment assistance
- Training and Research
CONTRIBUTING Partners: office of males of color:
|Learn to Earn Dayton||Sinclair Community College|
|United Way||University of Dayton|
|Wright State University||NAACP - Dayton Chapter|
|MCMC||Human Relations Council|
|Boys and Girls Club|
Office for Males of Color Vision:
A world where males of color thrive, contribute to society, and serve as examples to all.
Office for Males of Color Mission:
To develop and support the education and leadership potential of males of colors throughout their lifespans.
To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.