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.

Effective Governance Builds Effective Schools

“We don’t have a failing school problem, we have a failing leadership problem”! – Erroll Davis Leading any school or school District is not easy. There are a lot of major decisions and long nights that go into ensuring that children and families receive the best education possible. Serving as a Board member and now Chairman of Ivy Preparatory Academy…

The Atlanta Beltline Strikes Out Again

“Dear Atlanta Beltline, stop using poverty to fund your project!” #ConcernedAtlantaCitizen  First it was the money taken from the inner city Atlanta Public School District, then the lack of affordable housing for citizens who became victims of gentrification from the Beltline to now, the art work included on the Atlanta Beltline Westside Bridge, in an affluent and historic African-American community…

Conversations in Education

I’m honored to be a special guest on Conversations in Education hosted by Vincent Cheeks of Atlanta this evening. Tune into wcegtalkradio.com from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. as we discuss the State of Education in Georgia. We are truly in a state of emergency around how our children are being educated. Please tune in! I’d like to encourage parents, students,…

15 Years of Black Male Excellence

Black Men with Initiatives (BMWI) began as a small academic organization that ensured Black male students successful matriculated through the university. We had a huge impact on the University of West Georgia. Our work and support of Black male success change the stereotypes of Black male students. The legacy proves that with focus, determination and support, Black males can defeat…

Georgia, Put Children First!

President Donald Trump has targeted federal funding, traditional public school programs and even DACA. The state of public education in this country is in a state of emergency. Will Georgia put children first or continue to allow agencies to profit off the school to prison pipeline? How many Educators, parents and students know the stats on Georgia’s ranking in education…