Changing Deficit Narratives about Young Latino Men in Texas through a Research-Based Mentorship Program


Emmet E. Campos is the director of Project MALES and the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color at the University of Texas, Austin. Rebekah Van Ryn is the principal of C.D. Fulkes Middle School in the Round Rock [Texas] Independent School District and former administrative supervisor in the Austin Independent School District Of ce of Teaching and Learning. Ty J. Davidson is the principal of Travis High School in the Austin Independent School District.

Strong institutional partnerships led to the development of a research agenda and mentoring program for young Latino men that has yielded local results in Austin (TX) and scaled up to state and national networks.