Succeeding While Black

Hard work and  solid ethics may be old-fashioned…but they’re indispensable to success  in life. Succeeding While Black draws attention to and provides  solutions for many of the issues facing African-Americans. Many young  African-American men will find themselves in prison, in gangs, and on  the streets without opportunities to succeed. African-American children  still trail behind other ethnicities in almost every academic  statistical category in America. By sharing his own story and personal  struggles, author Matt Drayton debunks the myth of a challenging early  life inevitably resulting in failure, and candidly shares his journey of  changed focus and better decisions. Drawing on a lifetime of mentoring  and leadership, Matt provides the building blocks to success—from  appearance to attitude—in an accessible voice that will appeal to all  readers. If you are working with African-American youth, this book is a  must-have.