One of these initiatives is a powerful movement led by Open Society Foundation's Campaign for Black Male Achievement, which aims to create hope and opportunities for black men and boys. As we are all too aware, young men across the country are facing serious challenges. African-American males are struggling with poor academic performance, low high school graduation and low college enrollment. In Baltimore City, where 45 percent of black males do not graduate from high school, this is especially true. Research conducted by Advocates for Children and Youth revealed that Maryland's African-American students are more than twice as likely to be suspended as white students.