Oral & Written Communication
Since the beginning of time, leaders have distinguished themselves by being able to move people in speech and writing. Black boys have significantly lower scores in English language proficiency than their white or Asian peers. Black girls outperform boys in language comprehension, vocabulary, writing skills and other measures of communication.
M³ has a focus on language - speech and writing - because we know mastery of language is crucial to being able to maneuver in education and in society. Black boys have an acknowledged deficiency in reading and writing, and without improvement in this area black boys will continue to under-perform academically. In fact, even student advances in mathematics will be hampered without good comprehension as questions and tests are expressed in a written or verbal format.
We will only achieve our goal of producing strong leaders from our M³ boys when their reading and writing skills are excellent. Language comprehension and strong abilities to express themselves verbally and in writing is central to our efforts. To achieve this, M³ encourages the boys to read continuously and to engage themselves in current affairs in the community and society at large.
The boys receive an understanding that their expression and what they read and understand from reading is central to determining their future. Language is power - they are encouraged to grasp the tools to harness it.
Assist us in helping the boys develop their language skills.