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Maryland Partnership Focuses on Health and Success of African American Male Teens

A new partnership between researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Alpha Foundation of Howard County, Inc. (AFHC), focuses on promoting academic excellence and self-esteem in African American male high school students. Dr. Mia Smith Bynum, associate professor of family science and director of the Black Families Research Group in the UMD School of Public Health, and Dr. Odis Johnson, Jr., associate professor and chair of the UMD African American Studies Department, will lead an evaluation of the Alpha Achievers Program (AAP), established in Howard County, Maryland in 1997 by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (and run by the Alpha Foundation) to address the unique needs of African American male high school students.