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.

Georgia Residents Must Advocate for Better Educational Opportunities for All Children!

“It is our responsibility as tax paying citizens of Georgia to advocate for better educational opportunities for all children!”  The Georgia Charter School Association is doing the State of Georgia Charter Schools in three cities; Atlanta, Albany and Savannah. The first one kick off in Atlanta on last Monday. This meeting is for school leaders and board members of all Georgia public charter schools. This week we…

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Computers Are Taking Over the Need for Textbooks!

There are too many children that can’t read but can play games on an iPad or recite lyric to explicit songs. “There are some children that can’t even spell their names!” Many parents are concerned about the lack of rigor taking place in Georgia schools. This Georgia mom, Nicole Kimbro, speaks out on the ongoing debate surrounding computers taking over the…

Back to School Time Makes or Break Schools

“Back to school signals the end of summer and the beginning of school!”  Growing up, back to school time always brought back the reality that summer time fun was coming to an end. The summers feel much shorter from my childhood to now. We’re going back to school as early as July and teacher returning to work mid July. The…

Children Need Schools Not Business Centers

“We want community oriented charter schools, not schools turned into for profit business centers!”  Parents and charter school advocates understand that family and community engagement are at the core of charter school’s success. Charter schools were birthed by parents and community members who wanted to see improved educational outcomes for children. This helped empower the school choice movement across America.…

Georgia Grows Through Innovation!

“Anything that isn’t growing and changing isn’t alive!”  The State of Georgia is showing that it is ready for growth and innovation in the way it educates children.  The Georgia Charter School Association proudly published the following press release regarding the addition of three (3) new incubator charter schools and one (1) additional charter school. YES, for those who have…

CREATE Teachers Who Make Successful Schools!

As schools get ready for a busy back to school season here in Atlanta, twenty new teacher residents will be joining the classrooms of exemplary teachers across the city to co-teach lessons, learn best practices, and be mentored by some of Atlanta’s best instructors. This is all happening through CREATE. CREATE is a 3-year teacher residency program. This first began…

Childhood Depression: 4 Helpful Things You Can Say

Improving our individual and collective health and wellness is essential to our survival. Let’s choose to survive. Let’s move! – Michelle Obama There are some kids who can feel isolated during the summer and beginning of the school year for a variety of reasons. Childhood depression and suicide is real yet we aren’t talking about it or providing resources to help…