role models http://wboi.org en The Difference: Growing Up Without a Role Model, Now Ready to Be One http://wboi.org/post/difference-growing-without-role-model-now-ready-be-one <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout 2014 WBOI is digging deeper into the reasons behind the achievement gap between black males and their peers in Fort Wayne and meeting the people working to make a change.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’re calling our project “The Difference.”&nbsp;</span></em></p><p></p><p>In Fort Wayne, the number of potential roadblocks to academic and social development for some African-American boys is vast. Poverty, stereotyping, recidivism, cultural differences: each can have an impact on how a child learns and grows.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:47:07 +0000 Virginia Alvino 26283 at http://wboi.org The Difference: Growing Up Without a Role Model, Now Ready to Be One