A conservative public policy group has come up with a plan to improve education possibilities for disadvantaged black youths.
According to The National Center for Public Policy Research, just 38 percent of black college students graduate with a four-year college degree in six years.
"They're not able to function on the college level," Demetrius Minor of Project 21 tells OneNewsNow about the difficult situation many black students find themselves in when they first enter college. "So they're either in remedial classes to begin their college tenure, or they find themselves failing, flunking out, and making other choices."
So Minor's organization has developed a detailed plan called the "Blueprint for a Better Deal for Black America" that has caught attention from leaders in the White House, Congress, and local politicians.
"It's great to have a seat at a table," Minor comments. "But we want to go from having a seat on the table to actually having an impact on policy because it is policy that is going to have an impact on the lives of citizens."
Project 21 will be releasing policy recommendations from their blueprint each Monday from now through July 7th.