Black Male Teacher Leads Black Boys To Win In STEAM

The Liberty Robotics Teams, also known as Liberty, are Teams 10615A-F in the VEQIQ Robotics Competitions (VEXIQ).

The team is an official Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) of Newton County School System of Newton County, Ga.,

It is made up of about 20 Students enrolled at Liberty Middle School.

Black Male Teacher Leads Black Boys To Win In STEAM!

The teams are under the leadership of their coach, Dr. Raymont Burke.
The team’s mission is to increase all students access, involvement and interest in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math).

Black boys who are engaged in STEAM related educational opportunities succeed academically past the high school level.

VEX IQ is a component of Robotics Education & Competition (REC) and its stated mission is it “exists to connect students, mentors, and schools in every community to a variety of successful and engaging technology based programs.

Dr. Burke has a been able to see success in all his students; especially the Black and Brown boys. The program is engaging and let’s face it drones and robotics is a cool way of teaching math and science related concepts.

His program provides with services, solutions, and a community that allows participants to flourish in a way that fosters technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21 st Century.”

VEX IQ runs their premier robotics events for students in the US and across the world, in which Liberty Robotics competes. The team and Coach Burke are actively seeking sponsors to help the team compete in the World Championship.

You can help make a difference by donating here:

https://www.gofundme.com/nnyt6-liberty-middle-school-robotics-team&rcid=r01-155604276206-6c7979936d3946b0&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

For more information, or to become a team donor or sponsor, contact the team’s coach, Dr. Raymont Burke, at [email protected] 

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Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.

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