On Tuesday, current and former Kenwood Academy “Brotherhood” members, plus counselor Shelby Wyatt, held a book signing for their newly released book, “The Brotherhood” at Kenwood Academy High School.
Catalyst’s Sarah Karp was there, noting among other things that the program might be good for violence prevention (Kenwood Academy mentoring group provides model for CPS to follow).
What do you think? What’s your experience been? Are school-based mentoring and peer support programs like The Brotherhood likely to be effective for other CPS schools?
I wonder if Wyatt was one of the 30 outfits who applied to the Crime Lab for youth violence prevention funding, and what the researchers there thought about the program.