A summit in Flint this week will focus on doing more to help young African-American boys and men.
Organizers say young black men face limited educational and other opportunities.
Pastor Reggie Flynn says schools, businesses and churches are failing to meet the needs of young men of color in Flint.
“We have failed in the faith community because we haven’t engaged parents as we should. We’ve become insular,” says Flynn. “Children shouldn’t be coming into our churches and leaving, and we know they cannot read.”