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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class=”about_row”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Retention. Leadership Development. Recruitment.” font_container=”tag:h5|text_align:left|color:%2398ba4e” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”zoomIn” el_class=”custom_heading light_blue”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInLeft”]Black Male Educators Talk (BMEsTalk) is a national initiative committed to the retention, leadership development and recruitment of Black Male Educators.

BMEsTalk fosters the personal development, professional growth and economic mobility of Black men working across the education sector.

BMEsTalk hosts leadership development programs where Black men feel seen, get equipped, and gain confidence to proudly continue leading our students and communities towards brighter, stronger futures.

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To create and curate safe, rich spaces for Black Male Educators (BMEs) to Connect, Grow and Lead.

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for Black Male Educators

Culturally affirming spaces, designed to inspire Black Male Educators (BMEs) to achieve their full potential.

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Learn More About Our Programs

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Educator Retention is the Foundation of a Thriving School

As a result of the national teacher shortage, students attending schools where the quality of the learning environment is negatively impacted by teacher vacancies, higher rates of teacher absenteeism, and higher numbers of underqualified or under-trained teachers. The national teacher shortage disproportionately impacts Black, Latinx and other students of color.

The following are school-based factors that decrease the quality of the student learning environment: 1. more substitutes, 2. fewer non-novice teachers, 3. fewer trained Social Emotional Learning (SEL) practitioners, 4. fewer Black and Latinx and other teachers of colors, and 5. reduced time for teachers to collaborate and plan for high-quality instruction.

Additionally, the teacher shortage impacts a schools ability to:

– Engage families and community advocates

– Sustain partnerships with youth-serving organizations (i.e. City Year and Communities in Schools)

– Train aspiring teachers (i.e. teacher residencies students and college of education majors)

– Facilitate student co-curricular/enrichment programs (i.e. Junior Achievement, 4-H, team athletics and Black student union)

We believe RETAINING and DEVELOPING effective Black male educators is a SOLUTION!

Black male educators play a vital role in individual student success and in improving the overall quality of the school learning environment. Sadly, due to racial discrimination and cultural stigma they leaving the education profession, thus exacerbating the national teacher shortage.

BMEsTalk hosts leadership development programs designed with the WHOLE Black man in mind. Each program offers Black men a culturally affirming professional learning community that equips with a clearer vision for how to better serve students, educators, and school communities.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner el_class=”digital_communities_row”][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInLeft”]

Retention

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Leadership Development

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Recruitment

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Learn More About Our Programs

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Experienced Practitioners. Dynamic Learning Spaces.

Together, our facilitators utilize experiential learning activities to help participants feel a strong sense of belonging, psychological safety AND community accountability.

They consistently use equity-centered protocols to create a collaborative learning environments where participants:

1. Experience a fluid and equitable exchange of ideas and critiques

2. Engage in judgment-free learning

3. Learn how to center racial equity and justice.

These protocols are designed to guide conversations, spark curiosity, de-emphasize a single voice as the “expert” in the room, and welcome imperfection and ambiguity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column el_class=”become_sponsor_row”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Become a Sponsor” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css_animation=”zoomIn” el_class=”custom_heading blue”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInRight”]

Join the Mission

Do you feel compelled to be a part of the life-changing mission of BMEsTalk? Whether you’re a Black Male Educator yourself or if you’re simply someone who recognizes their importance, we would be grateful for your support and sponsorship.

Join our endeavor to equip and grow black male educators today.

Be a Part of the Mission

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What our educators and companies are saying

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Learn More About Our Impact

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To inspire Black Male Educators to achieve their full potential

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column css_animation=”fadeInRight” width=”2/3″ el_class=”newsletter_right”][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Our Director” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”custom_heading blue”][vc_single_image image=”1845″][vc_column_text]Ayodele is a facilitative leadership coach and racial equity practitioner. He has over 2 decades experience, teaching and leading in public, private and international schools. Ayodele spent 6 of these years as an administrator in a teacher residency program. Currently, Ayodele is a Senior Partner at CommunityBuild Ventures (CBV) – a pro-Black solutions focused firm committed to eliminating racial disparities by developing powerful, impactful racial equity driven leaders and organizations. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]