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He is Me Institute is dedicated to increasing the number of Black men who obtain and retain careers in education.

Our mission

We introduce Black men to STEAM education by providing mentorship and teaching opportunities with middle school boys. We facilitate experiences that help these young men realize that they can teach, want to teach, and need to teach.

We are not a teacher recruitment program. We are a teacher discovery program. Mentors and teaching fellows are college students who leverage our programs to determine their why. They frequently reflect on the intersection between their personal identities, their experiences as students, and the impact that they now have in this program. This combination of experience and reflection empowers our fellows to obtain and retain careers in education.

Our vision

Black households can attain financial freedom. Income tends to rise with educational attainment and Black male teachers yield better academic outcomes for all students, particularly boys of color.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to increase the number of Black men who enter the pipeline to become teachers. Black men make up 2% of the national teaching force and 1% in Boston Public Schools.

Our values

We lead with empathy, act with integrity, experience growth through struggle, and learn through reflection.

Our values of empathy, integrity, growth, and reflection guide our work.

Our promise

We do not believe that it is inevitable for Black households to have no wealth by 2053. We will place hundreds of Black men in teaching positions over the next generation to stop the trend.

He is Me Institute is dedicated to increasing the number of Black men who obtain and retain careers in education.

Our mission

We introduce Black men to STEAM education by providing mentorship and teaching opportunities with middle school…

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  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Job & Workplace
  • Men
  • Race & Ethnicity

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