Inspiring black boys and young black men to aim higher and achieve more
REACH – a project led jointly by the black community and government – was designed to raise the aspirations and achievements of black boys and young black men against a background of educational under-achievement, low employment and overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice System. Among other activities, REACH established a national role modelling programme.
The brief was to find out if role modelling works, for whom and in what way. In particular, the evaluation looked for evidence of attitudinal change, such as:
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