Who do they say I am?

How do leaders help young men of color see past the reality of the present to see their true selves?This is an essential question that young men of color could easily pose. In the eyes of society, this question is often answered based solely on the outward appearance of Black and Brown boys and young men. That outward appearance may…
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Transformative Leaders as Instructional Equity Warriors

What actions can leaders take that encourage instructional equity?Transformative Leaders functioning as Instructional Equity Warriors do the following: Before anything, build self-care into your leadership lifestyle. Set the conditions to meet the needs of marginalized students Power an agenda that brings students into the sphere of success Bring equity out of vague or generic terminology like social justice Begin to…
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COSEBOC Passages

by Kamau Ptah Kamau Ptah, Executive Director of Akoben Enterprise and COSEBOC’s Professional Learning Facilitator and Consultant, has spent the past 15 years shaping and implementing rites of passage curriculum and practices for COSEBOC. His commitment to centering youth voice through the rites of passage approach has left an indelible mark on COSEBOC’s mission and the experiences it offers boys…
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