Author: Jason B. Allen

Over the last 10 years, Jason B. Allen has worked in Education servicing our students, families and communities in various positions from After School and Summer Camp Director, Teacher Assistant, Associate Teacher, ELA & Reading Teacher (elem, middle and high school), Parent Liaison and a Family Engagement Specialist. A major goal of his is to ensure that all youth have positive role models to emulate and aspire them to find greatness in their endeavors. Throughout his academic career, he has mentored many young, African American males through his national mentoring program, BMWI (Black Men with Initiative), serving as the third National President. He has also volunteered with several community organizations including PTSA, Lillie’s Foundation and the JoJo Martin Renal Disease Foundation. He has served in various Board Chair capacities, completed Board Certification through the GA Charter Schools Commission, GA Leadership Academy Economic & Leadership Development Certification. He’s also a YouCAN advocate with 50Can and a 2017 GA Forward fellow. Embedding the spirit of service, the main goal of Mr. Allen is to simply help others along his life’s journey. He’s dedicated to servicing those in need, determined to do the right thing for the right reasons and dependable; living by his word being his bond.

A Letter to Our Ivy Girls

This week during our Ivy Preparatory Academy Board Meeting, our Gwinnett Campus Principal, Mr.Dennis, asked for all stakeholders to take a moment to write a letter of encouragement to one of/our Ivy scholars. Affirmations are such a critical and important part of our scholars educational journey towards success.  I encourage you to send letters of encouragement to them to Principal Dennis from…

High Risks Test Stakes Kill Schools

The Georgia ESSA plan is simply something Governor Deal and Superintendent Woods won’t agree on. Gov. Deal strongly believes in high stakes testing which heavily influenced the Atlanta cheating scandals and other scandals across the State in recent years. “Deal is not alone in his fears Georgia may be moving to a less ambitious accountability system that gives schools a…

Entangled Power Struggles

Accountability and sustainability of schools lies in the hands of the educational leaders who carry out the vision. One of the key factors in the school turn around progress is a partnership. In order for any public traditional or public charter school to achieve success, the leaders must understand their roles and work within them. Of course there are various circumstances…

A Message from Dove to Black Families

In a recent ad published by Dove, a message to Black families and viewers across the world about the old American tale that white skin is clean and black skin is dirty was sent without intent. As Dove has issued official statements regarding the ad, the perceived message has already been placed in he minds of many viewers, regardless of…

Shout Out to Principals #ThankAPrincipal

The National PTA has reminded us that it is time to #ThankAPrincipal ! Take a moment to take former and current Principals for all the great work they do to build, lead and support schools. A Principal has to be someone who can effective support a group of Educators, scholars, parents and communities as the leader of their community school. In…

There Are No Children at the Door

Atlanta is beginning to see the results of gentrification in Historic Black communities. Since the early 2000’s the focus on removing affordable housing projects in communities, school closings, the cheating scandal and poor educational and government leadership have turned once thriving African-American based communities to now dying communities. Now dying communities due to the lack of affordable housing, closing schools,…