Volume 21, Issue 1 (2021) Improving the Outcomes of African American and Latino Male Youth

Guest Editors:

Stella L. Smith, PhD, Prairie View A&M University

Susan Frazier-Kouassi, PhD, Prairie View A&M University

This issue will provide a space for both scholars and practitioners/professional to discuss the current trends (i.e. police reform, school segregation, COVID – 19) and micro/macro systems that undergird the challenges and opportunities for African American and Latino young male success.

Issue Editor's Point of View


Issue Editor Reflection
Stella L. Smith and Susan Frazier-Kouassi



Making a Difference in Children’s Lives: Lessons Learned from Planning and Implementing a Virtual Summer Camp During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Andrea McDonald Ph.D., Camille Burnett, Sonia Boone, Angela Branch-Vital, and Michael McFrazier


The online environments of sexual and gender minority youth: Contexts of risk and resilience
Alexa Martin-Storey, Alicia A. Lapointe, Alice Girouard, Marie-Michèle Paquette, and Sophie Bergeron

Perspectives from the Field

Call for Papers


Preserving Innocence: Ending Perceived Adultification and Toxic Masculinity Toward Black Boys
Erik M. Hines, Edward C. Fletcher Jr., Donna Y. Ford, and James L. Moore III