OPS - Changing the Narrative About Black and Brown Boys

OPS - Changing the Narrative About Black and Brown Boys

Fall Cohort (4 Sessions)
Thursdays, September 16, October 28, November 11, and December 16 , 2021 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. | Online

Stipend: $200


OPS’s vision is to include “Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.” This offering assists educators to realize this vision by addressing the inclusion of young males of color in successful learning processes. This offering addresses some of the issues, stereotypes, challenges and conditions that African American, Latino and Native American males face in educational, as well as social systems. During the offering, we will talk to young men of color, experienced educators, and community members about their experiences working with male youth of color with the goal of helping educators engage positively with the boys of color they teach so they form positive relationships. This is what leads to success for all – the boys, the educators and the whole classroom. Hopefully, it will create a new narrative as educators learn to challenge their own unconscious biases and better understand how they hampered their effectiveness as a teacher. This offering will give educators the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to successfully engage and support young men of color and is facilitated by skilled educators, community members and other professionals.