Our next Black male teachers

Recruiting Black men into teaching begins in K-12 and ends with retirement. Our programs engage Black males in education throughout their lives.

Our Programs

The 4E's Framework for Black Male Teachers

Research points to four factors that lead Black men to and through the classroom. We leaned into these four factors to build local pipelines for Black males to teach.

Black male Teachers

When Black boys experience Black male teachers, they are more likely to succeed in school, reach lifelong success, and become teachers.

to Teaching

When Black males have early exposure to teaching, they are more likely to begin a career in education.

Teaching Skills

When Black males have culturally-relevant opportunities to expand their teaching skills, they have the tools to stay in the profession longer.


When Black males explore their own identities, they become more effective classroom teachers.

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.