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.

Is It OK to Hate the President?

Donald Trump before the presidency made it a point to say that it’s okay to hate the President. As a citizen, Donald Trump demonized the office of President while Barack Obama held the office. I believe he is a great example of the quote, “When they go low, we go high!” President Obama ensured that all our citizens felt safe,…

A Dear John Letter to Education

         February 7, 2017 Dear Education, If I could reverse time back to the Brown v. Board of Education time period, I wonder would you have imagined that in 2017 children would still be treated the same way. That the same battle of the have and have-nots would continue to separate and divide us. That children and families…

The Challenges of Undocumented Youth Is Our Story!

In America, there are millions of undocumented immigrant families. One would think that ensuring citizenship would be viable for our economic development however, the root of race is based on domination, power and control. It appears as if we accept the labor and contribution of immigrants within this country; but, our country isn’t willing and progressively working to provide citizenship…

GeorgiaCAN is Raising Up Educational Advocacy!

GeorgiaCAN is saying yes we can to Georgia Educators, Advocates, parents, students and stakeholders. The work of Dekalb Educational and GeorgiaCan Advocate, Danielle Stewart is getting more Dekalb County parents on the move for college and career readiness success through her College Prep and Connect Clinic. “We cannot keep complaining about what our school Districts aren’t doing when we aren’t…

Randi, Don’t Exploit Racism to Keep Black Kids From Learning

I’ve heard it all before…and hearing it now still doesn’t change the idea that racism has been exploited to block educational reform. Randi Weingarten’s recent claim that the charter school movement drives segregation and is built on racism is almost like saying that Brown vs. the Board of Education didn’t happen because of the same antics happening in traditional public…