"It's All Right To Cry" | New Haven Independent

"It's All Right To Cry" | New Haven Independent
Regardless of class, race, or level of education “the one thing everybody can do is love these kids,” Steve Perry said. Specifically, he meant young African-American males.
Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, shared this advice Wednesday night during the third and final installment of a speaker series focusing on issues facing the black community, hosted by Erik Clemons (pictured on left with Perry), executive director and president of Connecticut Center for Art & Technology (ConnCAT) at Science Park.
Dozens filled an upstairs room at ConnCAT to listen and to ask questions about Perry’s talk, titled “Educating African-American Boys.”
With a dropout rate near zero percent, Perry’s record at Capital Preparatory Magnet School has caught the attention of U.S. News and World Report, CNN, and MSNBC. Every graduating senior at his school since the first class of 2006 has attended a four-year college.