Michele Profiled in Tribune

Kimberley Richards with The Philadelphia Tribune chatted with Michele about her work as a community leader and a change maker with Saving Our Boys.

“When Michele Lawrence learned of the alarming high-school dropout rate statistics and high chances of imprisonment for African-American boys, she was motivated to start an organization that would fight against those odds.

Lawrence attended a neighborhood meeting with a friend discussing imprisonment and education and how it relates to African-American boys.

“I heard prisons were being built in Pennsylvania based on the test scores of eight-year-old boys,” Lawrence said. “Now they’re telling 8-year-old boys, ‘don’t dare to dream because you’ll be an inmate rather than a graduate.’”

Read the article in full here.

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