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.

What Cops Can Learn From Black Male Educators

Black male educators have some tactics to teach cops that would actually build positive relationships between cops and Black boys. Building relationships with Black boys begins with how we engage with them. This Isn’t the Movies A family friend took a substitute job recently in Atlanta and said it reminded him of the movie, “Boyz n the Hood.” He actually…

Schools Need More Black Male Counselors

There are 2% of Black men in the education field; imagine the number of Black male counselors there are in schools. Ken Kemp, Black Male counselor in Atlanta, Georgia, is featured in this post to share the importance of his work as a Black male counselor and the positive impact it has on Black boys.  We hope this will encourage…

Male Engagement Impacts Literacy!

Black Male Engagement is critically important in reinforcing literacy skills and it begins with fathers or father figures, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, etc., reading to Black boys.  As a Black Male Educator I know how critically important it is for Black boys to have Black males engaged in their lives. People ask me what works and I tell them, “Male…

“We are not a Marginalized Group in America,” An Open Letter from Black Boys

Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We are not a marginalized group in America. We will no longer be marginalized in our schools or society. Marginalized means to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position…