Black Male Educators of New Orleans: Brothers Empowered to Teach (BE2T)
By Lamont Douglas
At “Brothers Empowered to Teach”, we recruit men of color—particularly black men to explore careers in education. We utilize a formula that tackles the two key factors keeping black men from such a path. As much as a 1/3rd of college-bound black men will drop out by their sophomore year. Of those who go on to graduate, the majority are not considering the teacher programs that are available because they either don’t resonate with them, or they are too short and insufficient in preparing teachers that are culturally competent and content strong.