A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class Black families as they navigate the ups and down of parenting and educating their sons. The national nonprofit maintains a website where parents can obtain information on issues related to finding schools, developing educated related parenting skills and accessing community resources. When a child sees that home activities and school activities are consistently important to the parent, it becomes consistently important to the child. Chris Hickey, Sr. In this book we share what we learned along our journey that helped us to support our son in fulfilling his promise. We also reached out to more than 60 of the most accomplished researchers in the nation, experts who are performing cutting-edge studies on a wide variety of issues that impact the intellectual, social and emotional well-being of Black boys.