Pictured above: Recipients of the 2016 Colored Rocks Prize - awarded to high-achieving senior male students from diverse ethnic backgrounds at Georgia his schools. First Row: Honorary Colored Rocks, Michael V. Roberts, Jr. and Michael V. Roberts, Sr. - Second Row Far Left: Taishon Cleveland, Jalen Bobbitt. Second Row Far Right: Brandon Hardy, Brandon Iverson, Brian Ball. Third Row: Jaquan Fluker, Jo’el Grant, Gabriel Burgos, Andrew Ingram, Matthew Andrews. Fourth Row: Elliott Farmer, Jr., Todd “TJ” Bryant, Paul Butler.
Stories of 2016 Winners at Facebook.com/ColoredRocks
Almost one out of three young men of color do not graduate from Georgia high schools. In fact, Georgia suffers as one of 5 states with the worst high school graduation rates in the country. On the other hand, there are male students of color who do extremely well. Remember their faces. Remember their names. For they are using their talent to inspire and mold younger students. They are our future movers and shakers. They are known as Colored Rocks.