Our mission is to build a community of male educators of color who provide a profound additional impact on boys of color.
Currently, 2 states across the nation have a high school graduation rate of 80% for boys of color. Studies show that when boys of color have male educators of color, they are more likely to graduate from high school, experience increase self-esteem, and have greater chances of pursuing a four-year college degree. Unfortunately, only 2% of teachers in public schools are men of color.
Black students who have black teachers have better academic outcomes, are suspended less often and receive higher expectations from black teachers. My aunties and uncles were k-12 and university educators. I got to see my family embrace their students and help them overcome learning obstacles and challenges that white students don't face nor white teachers care to address or know how to handle. We need more black teachers, especially men.