This article serves as a prologue to a special issue of JSCPE featuring Steen et al.’s (2023) lead paper and three invited commentaries. The topic under consideration is improving academic and social-emotional outcomes of Black male youth using the Achieving Success Everyday Group Counseling Model. After introducing the issue’s focus, the primary overlapping themes posited in the commentaries are summarized. My reflections concerning the focus article’s theoretical underpinnings, research review, and small group counseling model are briefly included. In conclusion, I provide tentative suggestions to enhance small group work using Achieving Success Everyday model.
Sink, C. A. (2023). Introduction to the Special Issue on Advancing School Counseling Groups with Black Male Youth. Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation, 5(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.25774/aaex-ga96