Brothers Empowered to Teach Receives $650,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

Award Makes Third Investment to Help Continue Strengthening Teacher Pipeline

Data News Weekly Staff Edited Report

As many young people, especially, young Black boys struggle in the classroom for a variety of reasons; one of which are the lack of male teachers in the classroom. This would in some ways show young men, who sometimes do not have positive role models that they can be successful in life. While there are many stories of those who fall through the cracks; there is a group whose mission is to change this narrative.

Brothers Empowered to Teach recently received a $650,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to continue its commitment to identify, train and nurture Black males for careers in Education. The award marks the third investment Kellogg has made in BE2T to continue strengthening the teacher pipeline in Louisiana.

“We are very excited to know that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation continues to support Brothers Empowered to Teach and our vision,” said CEO Larry Irvin, Jr. “As illustrated during the unprecedented COVID era, the pedagogy of how classes are delivered, the content and creativity will never be the same. We must continue to identify talent and train the best of the best to ensure consistency and success in learning spaces for all children.”

Irvin, a 2021 TED Fellow, founded BE2T in 2014 with educator partner Kristyna Jones. Through innovative programming, mentorship, and paid fellowships, BE2T has established itself as a leading organization for training men of color to become teachers and increasing the number of Black male teachers in US public schools.

About Brothers Empowered to Teach
The mission of Brothers Empowered to Teach is to provide opportunities and examples for underserved, marginalized student populations through the inspiration and incentivization of men of color who choose careers within Education. It does this by identifying, nurturing, and training, via innovative methodologies, in order to improve the representation and perception of Black male role models in Education.

Brothers Empowered to Teach recently received a $650,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to continue its commitment to identify, train and nurture Black males for careers in Education. “We are very excited to know that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation continues to support Brothers Empowered to Teach and our vision,” said CEO Larry Irvin, Jr.

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