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.

Reclaiming Our Time and Children! #OneAtlanta

“Only in Atlanta, could a young girl named Keisha who attended Frederick Douglass High School on he Westside of Atlanta, go on to become the 60th Mayor of the greatest city in the world.” – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.  On today, the City of Atlanta swore in the Municipal Court of Atlanta, The City Council of Atlanta, Council President Felicia…

12 Years A Slave: My Experience in Public Education

“Public education is a choice and it should have options!” – Jason B. Allen  Over twelve years ago, I began my journey as an Educator in the City of Atlanta. I became an educator after being inspired from experiences with racism in college. I knew that politics was my desire, but education became my purpose. I believe that education is…

Black Parents are to Blame

There are so many myths and studies to prove them depicting Black children as struggling, bad and coming from broken homes. School leaders, advocates, Parent Organizations, even non profits say the same line, “We cannot get parents to show up or come out!” It’s a challenge that many schools identified as “urban, Title I or inner city” have. Yet, no one…

Student Leaders Step into the Shoes of John Lewis

Student leadership was key to the Civil Rights Movement and it is key to the social justice issues today that need your voice.  You are the leaders of tomorrow! – John Lewis SGA Vice President at Latin College Prep speaks on her experience hearing Congressman John Lewis speak at our recent Student Leadership Forum. Xehara Pledger is a 6th grade…

Amanda Davis, A Trendsetter in Journalism

“My true labor of love is advocating for children in the foster care system and helping find them a home!” – Amanda Davis  The City of Atlanta and citizens across the Nation mourn the sudden loss of Amanda Davis , Atlanta Channel 46 news anchor, who suffered a massive stroke on Tuesday of this week right. Earlier in the month, Davis’s…

“Math Makes Money Move!”

“It’s all about making money moves with this generation” That’s what Jamie Cavett, 6th Grade Math Teacher at Latin College Prep in East Point, Georgia is inspiring her scholars to do. Making connections to real life situations, specifically music does just that. As a Mississippi native, Jamie is a great example of how new age teachers are using best practices…

Banning Out-of-School Suspensions

In America, data over the last decade shows that Black children, especially Black boys, are suspended 2 – 3 times more than their counterparts. Black and brown children were highest amongst any other racial group as being primary targets of the school to prison pipeline. Suspension from school is a big factor in the number of black and brown children…