Download an application form to register for Middle IMANI.
Providing mentoring and tutoring to keep boys focused on learning
The Middle IMANI program is a literacy initiative targeted to adolescent boys of color. As a group, these students perform more poorly than their peers and are over-represented in special education classes. Providing intensive and individualized academic and social support in middle school has been shown to help minority boys become more engaged in the learning process and keep them from losing ground as they progress through the school system.
Middle IMANI focuses on strengthening reading and writing skills in a small group setting facilitated by trained adults who function both as reading tutors and mentors. Boys who participate in this program sharpen their literacy skills by reading, discussing, evaluating, and writing about culturally appropriate books of high interest to their age group.