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- A statewide coalition in California is helping Black students in high school thrive by providing a supportive space that listens and advocates for Black student needs.
- How can more schools understand and support the needs of Black students and work to empower them?
- Read more about school support for Black students in the classroom.
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Black students face ever-increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicide. But one group of young people in California is working hard to reverse that – one personal connection at a time.
Bennie Williams was one of only a handful of Black students at his high school in Stockton. This statewide coalition of Black students gave him a place to share experiences, learn about Black history and advocate for improved mental health and educational opportunities.
- Bennie Williams, Senior, Morehouse College
- Angie Barfield, Interim executive director, Black Students of California United
- Carolyn Jones, Reporter, EdSource
Read the full article about mental health of Black students at EdSource.