BOLD is a Choice
The year 2014 marked the first time that more students of color than whites were enrolled in American public schools. Yet according to the national data, black male educators still only make up a mere 2% of the workforce.
In a 2017 Johns Hopkins study, research showed that having just one black educator in elementary school for black males may reduce the risk of dropping out by 39%. Black male educators can make all the difference.
The BOLD Leadership Network is committed to making a positive impact on the greater community by providing customized fellowship programming and an affinity group for Black male educators, expert-level consultancy for organizations, and community wide conversations to highlight the part we all play in improving experiences for all our neighbors.
Mission & Vision
To provide strategies, partnerships and programming from Black leaders in education to advance equity and opportunity for all students and communities.
BOLD leaders positively impacting every community
Our values are founded in research that uncovered the 8 most common reasons Black professionals feel held back from advancing their consulting careers. We’ve put those findings into action as values we live out daily.
Demonstrating Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
Driving Work Independently Rather Than Waiting on Direction
Asserting Own Position in a Team Environment
Asking For Actionable Feedback
Fully Addressing Feedback in a Timely Manner
Attracting the Support of an Advocate or Sponsor
Having Mentors Willing to Invest
Increase the number of Black educators
Improve measurable student outcomes
Inspire the next generation of education professionals
Change perceptions of Black men in the community
Improve community, district and school level understanding of Black men in education
Impart sustainable, systemic changes in the field of education