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.

Empowering the A Team: Do Affirmations Really Work With Students?

Do Affirmations Really Work with Students?  Helping children to appropriately deal with trauma helps maintain a healthy physical, mental and emotional balance. Coping skills are life skills. That’s why I believe in affirmations. Using affirmations on a regular routine with students helps them aspire to be successful. It empowers them to deal with traumatic and challenging situations in a positive…

American Promise: Race and Education

American Promise , the documentary/film which focuses in on the journey of two Black males from middle class families attending private schools, was released in 2014. It highlights their struggles and successes. I feel that the film is informative yet challenging. It challenges us to see the importance of removing the stereotypes of Black males.  The young boys portrayed in a stereotypical…

Children's Crusade 1963

Should Students Walk Out?

“We will not permit students to walk out of the building during instructional hours”! – School Leaders Across the Nation #1 Students want Safe Schools  Students in schools across the Nation are planning walk outs to show their support to end violence in schools. Recent school shootings have caused an outcry from citizens for gun safety. Especially or children! They…

White – Black – Hispanic! Separate is Never Equal

“We hear a lot about Brown v. Board (rightfully so!), but you hear very little about this groundbreaking court case that promoted integration for Latino kids!” – Gordon Wright  White – Black – Hispanic! Separate is Never Equal. March 2nd marks the anniversary of the Mendez family filing suit against Orange County to allow Mexican-American students to attend school with…

Pike County 1969 Seniors Graduate in 2018!

“We had no regrets … because we made the right decision!” – Mildred Favors Dixon. A Georgia high school in Pike County officially graduated the Class of 1969 this year. Talk about a hold up! In the spring of 1969, the Pike County Superintendent decided to withhold the diplomas because the students chose to exercise their constitutional right and hold…

Black History: Is it Celebrated or Taught in Schools?

Black History Month should not begin and end with lessons of American slavery – Shaun King  Black history is celebrated during the month of February across the United States. Although we celebrate Black history Nationwide, a lot of the racial tension in America is due to the mis-education of black culture. This is one reason why school districts should be teaching…