Outcomes Toolkit

Looking for resources to benchmark progress and measure outcomes? This collection of tools includes datasets, survey instruments, and interview protocols that have been used with Black men and boys. Sources vary from the U.S. government to foundation research to doctoral dissertations.

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Exploration of African-American Male Community College Students’ Experiences

Dr. Robin Dabney used this semi-structured interview protocol in her dissertation to discover how African-American male community college students were able to overcome obstacles and obtain academic success, regardless of the challenges. View the tool >

Best for: Interview guide for Black male undergraduate students


Guide to Recruiting Black Men as Mentors for Black Boys

This guide, published by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, contains the ‘Is This Work for You?’ Readiness to Engage Report Card, an assessment tool that covers five attributes essential to effective Black male work. View the tool >

Best for: Assessing an organization’s readiness to launch a recruitment and outreach campaign for Black men to serve as mentors for Black boys


High School Excellence Framework

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement created this framework to elevate not just high school completion but Black boys’ capacity to be prepared to fully participate in college, career, and community. View the tool >

Best for: Baseline data and five-year targets across a range of indicators


Kaiser Family Foundation: African American Men Survey

Kaiser Family Foundation, The Washington Post, and Harvard University conducted a telephone survey looking at how African-American men viewed their lives in the U.S. and their outlook for the future. Their views and experiences were compared with those of African-American women and white men and women. View the tool >

Best for: Comprehensive survey instrument across various issue areas


Literacy Practices Utilized by Intermediate Grade Teachers

Dr. Cynthia Brooks Wooten used these interview protocols in her dissertation to investigate ways in which teachers enabled Black male students to be successful readers. View the tool >

Best for: Interview guide for literacy educators of African-American males