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.

GCSA Says Yes to School Choice!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2018 GCSA’s Incubator Program and redefinED Announce up to $75,000 for Those Seeking to Launch a High-Quality Charter School ATLANTA, GA – If you are interested in starting a charter school, there is a new grant opportunity that could help you launch a brand new school. Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) is pleased to announce…

I Choose You! #NationalCollegeSigningDay

“Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square!” – Michelle Obama On National College Signing Day we are celebrating higher education and encouraging students across the Nation to go college. As an Educator, I believe it is critically important to encourage, empower and expose students in grades K-12 to college. Higher education is something that our society should…

Student Activities Sets the Stage for College

Student activities play a major role in student success!  Each school year students return to school excited about learning . Our students also come back excited to see their teachers, peers and opportunities to get involved in student activities.  Some of the most popular activities include school dances, prom, field days and class trips. I have seen schools use activities for…

Georgia Achieving a Milestone!

Georgia schools are gearing up to take the Georgia Milestones test. It’s critically important for our Georgia teachers to implement to ways to address test anxiety in high stakes areas. There are several ways that schools and parents can help children who deal with text anxiety or who are experiencing stress around testing. The testing season symbolizes the end of…

Is Blackface Still A Mistake in 2018?

There are ways to enact sensitive areas within America’s history without being disrespectful those treaty unfairly and unhumane because of the color of their skin.  One Atlanta Charter school was previously in the news for a Black History play gone wrong. The Kindezi Schools Old 4th Ward campus held a Black History play with second graders using blackface masks to reflect…

The Need for the Dream: 50 Years Later

Education is key to fulfilling Dr. King’s dream! Van Roekel   50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and there is still a need for us to fulfill his Dream in schools and communities across the Nation. Dr. King spoke of the importance education in the advanced of not only colored people, but all people. However,…