The JEF program for the near-term is focusing its efforts on hands-on science for pre-school and elementary school students and making use of resources on the Internet.  The long-term goals for JEF are developing strategies 1) to get more African American students (high school and undergraduate) published in professional technical publications and doing presentations at national and international conferences, symposia, etc. and 2) to provide more students who can and will successfully move through the science and engineering pipeline from secondary school to doctorate degrees.
Without the proliferation of grass roots organizations, higher expectations of African American students by parents, teachers, role models, mentors, etc. the status quo will not change.