CREATORS AWARD

The big winner at the Austin Creator Awards was Brothers Empowered to Teach Initiative, which was represented by founder Larry Irvin. When it was announced that the New Orleans-based nonprofit won $130,000, Irvin was greeted with a standing ovation from the crowd of more than 2,750 people.

TO ED WITH LOVE: BET ON OUR CHILDREN

Popular opinion says men of color don’t teach and the statistics don’t defy it. Only 2% of all teachers nationally are men of color. We want our fellows to turn the profession on its head by entering the classroom and using their ability to communicate and relate to the students they teach everyday. We meet teachers everyday who demonstrate that men of color can and do teach. We have to show more men, regardless, of what the masses say they have an ability to reach at-risk students that defies the current demographic in front the classroom and the vision of what success looks like to students.

TO ED WITH LOVE: behind the scenes

Popular opinion says men of color don’t teach and the statistics don’t defy it. Only 2% of all teachers nationally are men of color. We want our fellows to turn the profession on its head by entering the classroom and using their ability to communicate and relate to the students they teach everyday. We meet teachers everyday who demonstrate that men of color can and do teach. We have to show more men, regardless, of what the masses say they have an ability to reach at-risk students that defies the current demographic in front the classroom and the vision of what success looks like to students.

GREAT MINDS RETREAT

Popular opinion says men of color don’t teach and the statistics don’t defy it. Only 2% of all teachers nationally are men of color. We want our fellows to turn the profession on its head by entering the classroom and using their ability to communicate and relate to the students they teach everyday. We meet teachers everyday who demonstrate that men of color can and do teach. We have to show more men, regardless, of what the masses say they have an ability to reach at-risk students that defies the current demographic in front the classroom and the vision of what success looks like to students.

WHITNEY PLANTATION RETREAT

Popular opinion says men of color don’t teach and the statistics don’t defy it. Only 2% of all teachers nationally are men of color. We want our fellows to turn the profession on its head by entering the classroom and using their ability to communicate and relate to the students they teach everyday. We meet teachers everyday who demonstrate that men of color can and do teach. We have to show more men, regardless, of what the masses say they have an ability to reach at-risk students that defies the current demographic in front the classroom and the vision of what success looks like to students.

OLD SCHOOL PARTY

Popular opinion says men of color don’t teach and the statistics don’t defy it. Only 2% of all teachers nationally are men of color. We want our fellows to turn the profession on its head by entering the classroom and using their ability to communicate and relate to the students they teach everyday. We meet teachers everyday who demonstrate that men of color can and do teach. We have to show more men, regardless, of what the masses say they have an ability to reach at-risk students that defies the current demographic in front the classroom and the vision of what success looks like to students.