• Manhood Development Program

    In 2010, the Office of African American Male Achievement initiated the Manhood Development Program (MDP), a unique academic mentoring model designed and implemented by African American males for African American males. Instructors for the program were carefully chosen based upon cultural competency, understanding of youth development, and past experience teaching.

    During its first year the Manhood Development Program proved so effective that in grew from three to six sites. Today, the program is operating in 17 schools throughout the district: Castlemont, Dewey, McClymonds, MetWest, Oakland, Oakland Technical, Ralph Bunche Academy, Rudsdale and Skyline high schools; Alliance, Claremont, Frick, Montera, and Westlake middle schools; plus Parker, Garfield and Piedmont Avenue elementary schools.

    The program seeks to:

    • Decrease suspensions and increase attendance.
    • Decrease incarceration and increase graduation rates.
    • Decrease the opportunity/achievement gap and increase literacy.

    East Bay College Fund 

    Click here to learn about the MDP college preparation and scholarship partnership agreement made available through the generosity of the East Bay College Fund.
    Learn more about the Manhood Development Program in The Black Sonrise, an evaluative program report. 
    For more information contact: 
    Berlena Gullett, Office Manager
Last Modified on September 1, 2017