Larry Irvin, Jr.
Brothers Empowered 2 Teach | Co-Founder | New Orleans, LA
Brothers Empowered to Teach Initiative’s (BE2T) mission is to close the achievement gap for underserved students by inspiring and incentivizing men of color to choose education as a career starting in New Orleans. We recruit men of color—particularly black men to explore careers in education. We utilize a formula that tackles the two key factors that keep black men from such a path. As much as 1/3rd of college-bound black men will drop out by Sophomore year. Of those who go on to graduation, they are not considering the teacher programs that are available because they do not resonate with them and they are too short and insufficient in preparing teachers that are culturally competent and content strong. We have to concurrently attach them to school, the work, and train them to be incredible teachers.
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