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Khalil's Way by David Miller ULI proudly presents Khalil's Way

Khalil’s Way was inspired by the thousands of children who shared traumatic stories about being bullied in classrooms, locker rooms, and at bus stops, and countless other places.

Khalil is an 11-year-old boy who lives in a tough neighborhood and is the victim of a school bully. Khalil is an amazing chess player but struggles to make friends. He’s not the coolest kid you’ll ever meet, plus his mom and dad split up after their family lost everything during Hurricane Katrina.

As parents, educators and concerned citizens, we believe that youth deserve to live in a society where they feel safe, secure, accepted and valued. This means that adults must create schools, playgrounds and other spaces where children are free of teasing, name-calling, harassment, threats and all forms of violence and intimidation.

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Urban Leadership Institute (ULI) is a social enterprise based in Baltimore, Maryland. ULI focuses on leadership development by providing management, consultation services, program development, research and market analysis. We empower youth and adults to create and launch their own enterprises, and through these enterprises, to take greater responsibility for their lives and communities.  :: more about the Urban Leadership Institute

in the spotlight
Man Up: Recruiting & Retaining African American Male Mentors
Released on June 1, 2008, this report examines African American male perspectives on mentoring. It provides recommendations for grassroots organizations, churches and governmental entities involved in recruiting & retaining African American males to serve in mentoring programs across the country.  :: click here to view the report
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  Listen to the NPR Radio Interview with ULI
ULI interview with NPR radio
LaMarr Darnell Shields and David Miller were guests of The National Public Radio interview as they were leading a recent anti-gang discussion at the Police Athletic Leaque in Northeast Baltimore. Click on the play button of the audio player below to listen to the NPR news report.
OSI Forum: Black Male Achievement—What Needs to Be Done
OSI forum - Black Male Achievement - What Need to Be Done The OSI Campaign for Black Male Achievement hosted a roundtable discussion facilitated by Shawn Dove. Panelist include: David Miller, Co- Founder of the Urban Leadership Institute and author of Dare To Be King Curriculum, Kenny Barnes, CEO of ROOT, Inc, Joe Jones, CEO of Center for Urban Families, Dr. Derek Suite, Full Circle Health and Kenneth Braswell, New York State Fatherhood Initiative. Click on the play button of the audio player below to listen to forum.
  Raising Him Alone Campaign
Raising Him Alone Campaign
Raising Him Alone (RHA) is dedicated to researching, designing, and implementing a campaign to support the social well being of single mothers raising boys. Through a series of intense community forums, workshops and support group initiatives, RHA seeks to increase access to resources in the areas of Health & Well Being (Mental Health), Educational Support & Advocacy, as well as Financial Literacy.
The campaign is based on numerous conversations with local and national organizations on ways to better support African American boys. Additionally, Miller & Stevens hosted a series of focus groups and interviews with single mothers raising boys across the U.S. to determine the successes and challenges which confront these families. Overwhelmingly, mothers indicated issues related to understanding male development, issues with their sons father’s and financial constraints as major challenges in their lives.

For more information about the Raising Him Alone campaign, please visit the campaign website at www.RaisingHimAlone.com.

Dare To Be King: What If The Prince Lives?
Visit our website dedicated to this comprehensive curriculum. The Dare To Be King curriculum serves as a "blue print" for Rites of Passage/manhood development training programs and organizations working exclusively with African American males. www.daretobeking.com

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