2 Former Teachers work to keep African American men in the classroom as Profound Gentlemen

Things are looking up for 27-year-old Jason Terrell and 28-year-old Mario-Jovan Shaw. Three years ago, the two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers quit their jobs to form an organization that would not only focus on attracting African-American men to the classroom but provide them with support so they would stay. Then and...

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The Future Impact

The Future Impact The education community, equity activist, myself included tell stories about the students we serve and we are often seen at the forefront of the discussion. Profound Gentlemen truly believes that Our Boys are our Future so we wanted to go behind the scenes and capture a student’s...

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Q&A with a Profound Gentlemen

Profound Gentlemen, Eddison Wilkinson, sat down with intern, Carlos, to discuss his feelings towards the upcoming school year. We are very excited for all of our teachers who will be returning to school, and can’t wait to see what they all do this year! Carlos: What grade do you teach...

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CIA’s Impact on Male Educators of Color

By. Ashely Robinson- Community Impact Intern On March 10-12th Profound Gentlemen hosted its 2nd Annual Community Impact Assembly in Charlotte, NC. The Community Impact Assembly, also known as CIA, is an event that attracts over 100 male educators of color from all over the country to come together to share...

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Black Male Educators Need A Space To Feel Vulnerable and Empowered (And Super Black). This Is It.

by Shamar Knight-Justice on March 8, 2017 Originally Posted on EdAtlanta Less than two percent of our nation’s educators are Black males. That includes teachers and counselors and deans and principals and paraprofessionals and special education interventionists and P.E. teachers and whatever other infinite titles that impact students in school buildings. Two...

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