We developed a direct path for Black males to become and remain teachers in their local communities. Our Education Equity Initiative takes a holistic approach to improve our communities.
Schools and education institutions, and researchers, increasingly understand the value and impact that Black male teachers can make. Unfortunately, since a mere 2% of teachers identify as Black males, most students never get this benefit.
Districts and schools join the Education Equity Initiative by implementing programs that allow Black boys to experience Black male teachers.
Colleges and universities join the Education Equity Initiative by enrolling their Black male students into programs that expose them to teaching.
Teacher residency programs join the Education Equity Initiative by recruiting and preparing more qualified Black men through their programs.
Advocacy groups support our initiative by influencing partners, policies, and practices that help us attain our mission while learning best practices from us.
Funding partners invest in and are committed to the long-term endeavor of recruiting, retaining, and retiring Black men from teaching.
Families support our mission by ensuring that boys of color in their local schools have an early introduction to the teaching profession.
Educational attainment is proven to be correlated with wealth. We developed an Education Ecosystem consisting of networks, mentorship, and programs.
(My son) is really enjoying the program (I Am King). He thought it would be something he wouldn’t be into at first, but he has more interest in the program after the first meeting.
Can’t wait for Saturday. (meaning second session)
I think this will not only help him with understanding who he is,
but alleviate some of his social anxiety.
I think many college campuses would be able to motivate young black men to pursue further education. It also is so helpful to us in school because it teaches us many things to help us in our careers and professional settings.
This would be a great opportunity to get He Is Me into schools
as part of an after school program.
After seeing the impact it has left on my two young gentleman as well as my younger cousin who also participated in He Is Me I would not hesitate to recommend as many young men as possible to gain this experience!
He Is Me Institute is opening doors for Black men to enter careers in education. They have created cohorts of visible, connected leaders whose knowledge and life experiences make them powerful, positive role models for today’s students.
Boys of color impacted
Black men impacted
He Is Me volunteers
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