Successful young Latino and black high school men rely on family and school support to overcome the odds and be high academic achievers, a new research study finds.
The high school students attributed their success to several factors, including:
- Consistently high expectations from parents and family;
- Meaningful relationships with caring teachers and other adults in their school who promoted a college-going culture;
- A desire to transcend poverty; and
- The ability to develop positive reputations that kept gang members from recruiting them.