Office for Males of Color

Located at Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy
1923 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45417


John Rogers, III - #542-5355
School phone: (937) 542-5340

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.

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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.

DPS Mission:

To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.


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