Three experimental studies were conducted to determine the impact of a structured social skills program on academic and interpersonal skills, attendance, and office referrals of African-American males in grades 1 and 2. All of the boys participated in a yearlong structured social skills training program. All measures showed significant growth between pre- and posttesting. These studies add to the increasing body of knowledge related to the value of systematically teaching social skills to young African-American males. Data suggest that deficits in social skills development can be compensated for if intervention is attempted early.