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Is the Founder and Director of Alpha League with over 25 years of experience as an educator, coach, business owner, serves on several non-profit boards and fraternity Chapter President. He currently leads FCPS Educating Boys of Color and Drop Out prevention initiatives which encompass family and community engagement and culturally responsive teaching and learning.
BA Liberal Studies
Kentucky State University
Mentoring Program Developer
Mentoring Action Plans
This approach tackles educational equity challenges for increasing student success and outcomes for boys of color. How can diversity and inclusion accelerate the growth of students who have historically yielded underperforming academic results and thus require additional supports and targeted resources? What strategies enhance and add to current academic and social-emotional learning strategies?
How can boys of color be better served with gender-specific and culturally relevant engagement strategies? What is the evidence-based practices recommended by research experts and grassroots organizers? What are the best practices and specific approaches that educate, engage, and embrace an effective relationship?
How to address equity and increase student academic achievement for males of color? What are the best strategies to remove barriers and provide opportunities for underserved populations? How can school-based mentoring groups that offer multi-tier support that bridge schools to families and the community? What are the best practices for recruiting and organizing small groups of adult men of color to connect with a larger group of mentees for a year-long project that includes evidence-based curriculum, objectives, and conversation topics that drive the relationship?
Learn how to create a summit that will increase and motivate group mentoring programs and projects. Learn how to use this summit to improve district-wide academic and positive behavior outcomes. Learn how to increase family and community participation and galvanize volunteers and businesses to increase or become partners in education.
It is essential to know that for every $1 spent on mentoring programs, your community saves $30. Learn about solutions and actionable steps the public sector, private institutions, and individuals can collectively remove barriers and provide opportunities for our males of color. Learn the process of developing mentoring programs to function as an athletic league.
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