“With one Black teacher in 3rd-5th grades, Black boys are 39% less likely to dropout of school.

He is Me Institute empowers Black men to obtain and retain careers in education.

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Change your career path. Change their lives.

He is Me Institute empowers Black men to obtain and retain careers in education. We give Black males the opportunity to discover that they can teach, want to teach, and need to teach during our yearlong teaching and mentoring fellowship.

The Problem

Only 23% of Black men with education degrees find themselves teaching in the classroom. They face many obstacles in obtaining and retaining teaching jobs.

The Solution

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.

The Opportunity

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.

Program Timeframe

June

Summer Training

July

Summer Session Begins

August

Summer Session Ends

September

Fall Training

October

Fall Session Begins

November

Fall Session Ends

December

Mid-Year Reflections

January

Mid-Year Reflections

February

Spring Training

March

Spring Session Begins

April

Spring Session Ends

May

Fellow Retreat

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

$4,525

Living Stipend

Personal & Professional Development

You will develop and practice leadership, facilitation, and planning skills that are transferable to any profession or career path.

Career Support

You will have the opportunity to meet and work with teachers and school leaders and will be supported in finding a teaching job or teaching residency after the fellowship.

How to become a Mentoe:

  • The application and selection process takes place in the spring.
  • Fellows must be enrolled at our partner colleges. Ask your school if we have a partnership with them!
  • If we don't partner with your college yet, reach out below to let us know you're interested!
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