Dr. Charles Corprew spent an entire Silverback Society program cycle evaluating the efficacy and impact of our work in several schools. The report contains rich qualitative data.
Veteran Silverback Society Mentor Dr. Christopher Williams, in part stimulated by his enagement with young people over several years as a Silverback Society Mentor has achieved the doctorate degree in education. His thesis entitled "An Exploration of the Experiences of Silverback Society Mentoring Program Mentors" is an indepth specific study of of Silverback Society mentors in connection with research about mentor and adult relationship impacts on children's academic achievement and behavior, and documented best practices in the mentoring field.
We asked Dr Turner to compare our process to established literature and research.
SILVERBACKS SOCIETY: DEFINING HEALTHY MANHOOD THROUGH POSITIVE ENGAGEMENT OF EIGTH GRADE BOYS IN NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Authors: Brian L. Turner, Ph.D. & Krista Mincey, MPH, DrPH.
"The purpose of this report is to delineate the pathways by which mentorship for Black adolescent males provide a key, if not the most significant key, to overcoming a number of factors that have historically limited robust and successful participation of Black males in society. The findings of this report will highlight several components of the Silverback Society and what makes this a viable program to address the needs of black males and ultimately the community at large."
2013 Study of Black Fatherhood in New Orleans by Petrice Sams-Abiodun, Ph.D of the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy and Gregory Rattler, Jr., MPH of the
New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium (now deputy director, Silverback Society)
2013 Study of Black Fatherhood men's role in the economy of New Orleans by Petrice Sams-Abiodun, Ph.D of the Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy and Gregory Rattler, Jr., MPH of the New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium (now deputy director, Silverback Society)
By: Jay N. Giedd, M.D.
The changes the brain undergoes during adolescence pave the way to adulthood, priming the young person for life away from home and for finding unrelated mates. But this plasticity also can open the door to poor decision making and risky behavior, writes Jay N. Giedd, a child psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health.