The Saving our Sons Project represents the inaugural collaborative research effort of the Black Male Institute (BMI) at UCLA. Funded by the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, it is three-year project devoted to researching and improving the schooling experiences of Black males across Los Angeles. The study examines the effectiveness of five single-sex classrooms/academies across Los Angeles County that attempt to intervene in the perennial school failure of the Black males students enrolled therein.
The project is in its first stage of collecting base-line data on Black male students at each site. The first report for this initiative will be ready by August 2010. The second stage of this project will examine the impact of single-sex spaces on student performance and feelings towards school. The third and final stage of this project will summarize the project's findings while making concrete recommendations for school leaders and policy makers.