Marv Jenkins leads students at the African American Male Initiative in a discussion about their futures. The program is hosted at Concordia University in Mequon. Photo taken by WUWM reporter Emily Files

Editor's note: This story, by WUWM reporter Emily Files, originally aired on Aug. 7 on 89.7.

Wisconsin has some of the most pronounced education gaps between black and white students. In 2012, a group of suburban Milwaukee school districts launched a collaboration to address those racial disparities — the Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium.

One part of the consortium is a summer enrichment program called the African American Male Initiative. It’s designed for students who face the worst odds: black boys.

Read Emily Files’ full story here.

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