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They need a good education, some strong guidance. Everybody needs a mentor. And lastly, they need love. —Stephen Wright, Public Health Advocate, Roxbury
They need education. They need some kind of trade. And they need a lot of male figures in their lives so they can see how to become a man. —Rebecca Samuel, Medical Billing, Roxbury
They need role models, teachers who are willing to do a little extra and parents who pay more attention. —Michael Reid, Reprographics, Roxbury
Sciences. So many of our young men are low in the sciences. Education is important. —Elmire Davis, Medical Secretary , Dorchester
Education, so they can have a better life. —Dorian Solomon, Maintenance Worker, Roxbury
An education and a good family structure — a father and a mother. Most black men today don’t have a father, so their mothers have to be a father and a mother. —Arthur Jackson, Retired Paralegal, Boston
What do you think black boys need to succeed in the United States?