Too many American high school students are falling through the cracks -- and a large number of those falling short are minorities.
And that is why I have called for a movement from civil rights to silver rights today, for this generation of our youth. There is nothing wrong with our kids. Absolutely nothing. The fact is, they are brilliant, and brimming with opportunity, mostly untapped.
I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.