Black men can teach.

Black boys can learn.

There are over 3.5 million Black boys in U.S. schools, each of which can benefit from having at least one teacher who looks like him.

Does this sound like you?

Our mentees are Black boys who have the opportunity to experience Black male teachers.

My child is enrolled in a partnering school. (View our partnering schools)

I want my child to develop social-emotional skills from Black men.

I want my child to benefit from a Black male teacher.

I believe that we need more Black men in our schools.

I am committed to supporting my child in developing skills to navigate his life.

I know that my child is capable and powerful enough to become a teacher.

what we Offer

Our mentees develop social-emotional skills from future Black male teachers.

Black male high school and college students receive training to facilitate a 24-week social-emotional learning curriculum with boys of color.



Our impact

Past 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 man as possible and 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.

Program Partners

Together, we can empower more Black Men to lead from the blackboard

Greater Boston

P.A. Shaw Elementary

Boston Latin Academy

University of Massachusetts Boston

Emmanuel College

Our Partners

Your organization not yet partnering with He is Me? Visit our Get Involved page for resources to partner with us.