Equity Education Fellowship Program

Discover teaching

Only 23% of Black men with education degrees find themselves teaching in the classroom.

When Black boys are matched with a Black teacher, they are 39% more likely to complete high school. With more effective Black male teachers in front of kids, we can see improved achievement, especially for Black boys.

Only 2% of teachers identify as Black men. Many of those teachers say that authentic experiences are a leading factor in why the decided to teach. We have the chance to cultivate an environment for Black men to thrive as educators through our Fellowship Program.

DOES THIS
SOUND LIKE YOU?

  • I will be a graduating senior next year.

  • I believe that all children can be successful.

  • I believe that self-awareness is a catalyst to helping others.

  • I want to give back to my community.

  • I know that my perspective matters.

  • I want to be a role model for boys who look like me.

  • I want to commit a year to discovering if teaching is the career for me!

If you identify with any of these statements, the Education Equity Fellowship Program is the opportunity for you!

The 2021 application cycle will begin in the spring. Students of partnering colleges may apply.

What is the Education
Equity Fellowship Program?

We fill the pipeline for Black men to become educators by working directly with college students to gain theoretical and practical experience in teaching through research and mentorship opportunities, then stay with them until they land a full-time teaching position.

From College to Classroom

Our pipeline for Black males to obtain and retain careers in teaching.

mEET yOURSELF THROUGH self-reflection and sEL Development

Reflect on your own educational experiences in the summer and further your social-emotional learning skills through regular training.

gAIN AUTHENTIC EXPERINCES BY MENTORING BOYS OF COLOR

Co-facilitate mentoring sessions with middle school boys of color through our social-emotional, self-identity, and literacy-based curriculum.

eNROLL IN A TEACHER RESIDENCY TO EARN TEACHING CREDENTIALS

Enroll in one of our partner teacher residency programs after completing the fellowship year for additional practice and to earn teaching licensure.

wORK WITH OUR k-12 PARTNERS TO GET YOUR FIRST TEACHING JOB

Building relationships with K-12 schools, so that you are better positioned to be hired upon earning teaching credentials.

rECEIVE UNIQUE DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER

Stay connected to our alumni network to receive training and other opportunities designed specifically for male teachers of color.

what you will get

Facilitate 60 hours of the I AM KING curriculum that focuses on social-emotional learning, racial identity awareness, and literacy acquisition.

what you will get

Develop your own social-emotional development and facilitation skills during 40 hours of training from He is Me staff.

what you will get

Benefit from exclusive opportunities to meet with and enroll in our national portfolio of teacher residency partners.

what you will get

Build professional experience with support to land a job and receive unique professional development throughout your career.

what you will get

Earn a $5,000 living stipend during the year, so that you can be fully engaged in discovering your “why” in education.

The 2021 application cycle will begin in the spring. Students of partnering colleges may apply.

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