Black Education Leaders Building Communities
BOLD Leadership Network provides community support and resources for all leaders to advance equity and the opportunity for all students and communities to thrive.
Black students, especially Black boys from low-income households, are 39% more likely to graduate from high school and enroll in college when they have just one Black teacher in elementary school.*
Yet, only 2% of educators are Black males.
BOLD IS THE CHANGE
Our four key areas of focus allow us to reach into the education community and offer resources and safe spaces for conversations and growth.
Understanding the Landscape
“Teachers of color end up leaving the profession for a number of reasons: being silenced, being a minority among colleagues, lack of upward mobility and opportunities to grow, feeling powerless, being left out of conversations about legislation and policy.”
— Learning for Justice
BOLD Team Impact
Our leadership network has impacted the lives and futures of thousands of individuals and communities in the South Carolina Upstate.
Combined Years in Education
Our Allies are the Difference
Here's what our partners have to say
“BOLD leadership provides a safe space for black male leaders to communicate, support, and encourage each other. This type of space has been missing among black leaders in SC.”
— JoKethia Seabrook, 3FG Consulting, LLC
“BOLD is a necessary and timely group of leaders filling a void in our community. I am all in to support as needed.”
— Meghan Barp, CEO, United Way of Greenville County
"BOLD is one of the most important groups to be formed in South Carolina, for one of the most important reasons I can imagine. Honored to stand with you."
— TJ Rumler, TJ Rumler Consulting