• Hodari Scholars
    • Recognizes the achievement of African-American Scholars in grades 9-12.  These students have either maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or achieved a 3.3 GPA in the previous semester. 
  • Family/Parent Advocacy and Support
    • Serve as a liaison between home and school
    • Attendance at Administrator and Parent Meetings
  • Expulsion Reduction Program (ERP)
    • Offering families the opportunity to get their expelled student back into school prior to the conclusion of the expulsion period. 
    • Once enrolled in this program, students will be expected to continue their academic progress, complete 50 hours of community service at a pre-approved site, and their parents will participate in four (4) parent support sessions which will offer resources to help encourage the family.
    • Upon completion of all three components of the ERP, family participation will be reviewed.  Based on that review, the student can potentially be re-admitted to their school of record. 
  • 5 Star Life
    • Offering six schools (one high school and six intermediate centers) an opportunity to experience a dynamic, interactive, character building curriculum.   Videos, classroom discussion, and informal mentoring are used to encourage behavior change and positive interaction. 
  • GPS
    • Is a navigation system developed by Sharon Hurt and Teresa Phillips which offers direction and guidance to parents who have; educational, behavioral or economical struggling students.
  • Home Visits
  • Teacher Cultural Competency Workshops
    1. oDr. Alfred Tatum
    2. oDr. Chezare Warren
  • Student Focused Guest Speakers (Vision)
    1. oDr. Elijah Anderson
    2. oDr. Karsonya Wise-Whitehead
  • Bullying Prevention Program (Logan Center)
  • New Teacher Training Program Participation
  • Consultation with School Administrators and Staff
  • SBCSC/IUSB/100 Black Men Summer Math and Literacy Camp
  • Mindset Initiative
    • Was developed on the principles of the Growth Mindset.  We offer 3rd graders the opportunity to visit local colleges and interact with college students and college professors.  This will inspire them to work toward academic success so that they might view college attendance as a real possibility.  When they are allowed the opportunity to observe individuals who look like them in a higher education atmosphere, it would be a natural next step for them to imagine this for themselves.
  • Bar Exam
    • Local Pastors discussing ways in which Behavior, Attitude and Reputation (BAR) can be improved in the educational environment.


  • Notre Dame’s “Black Man’s Think Tank”
  • Yearly conference which exposes our students to Notre Dame African-American Male undergraduates, guest speakers and thoughtful dialogue
  • PBIS Video Competition
    • An opportunity for Primary Centers and Intermediate Centers to “show off” the kind of positive environments we are developing in our schools.Please take a look at the winning submissions for the PBIS video competition (Marshall Intermediate and Darden Primary) on the SBCSC website. 
  • PBIS Grant
    • In collaboration with Oaklawn, our department was able to secure a $330,000 grant aimed specifically to enhance the PBIS work being done in eleven of our schools.  
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