Sponsored by the Randolph College Education Department, Campus Events, and the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations, we are excited to provide a virtual platform connecting our current students, regional educators, and Alums with a very successful program that models ways the Black Suit Initiative is educating and empowering Black males. The program is part of the Education Department’s initiative on Culturally Responsive Teaching.
The A-B-C’s of becoming a GREAT teacher: An African American Male Perspective
Monday, November 16, 2020
6:00 p.m. EST
Speaker Evainna Ross, Executive Director and Founder of The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc. in Greensboro, NC, creates and implements programs focused on mentoring young Black men. She has invited a small group of young men with whom she has worked to join her in this professional development program in order to share ways teachers can make their classrooms more welcoming and supportive learning spaces for Black boys. The goal of this session is to invite teachers and community members to learn more about Black boys’ strengths, gifts, and talents.
The Sparrow’s Nest was developed to engage youth in leadership initiatives in an effort to prevent crime and drug activity and develop educational, artistic, and character-building skills to better prepare them for their transition to college or career.
In 2016, The Sparrow’s Nest, Inc., launched its new, all-male program, The Black Suit Initiative. This leadership and community engagement program allows young men in middle and high school, the opportunity to improve academic performance, explore their career interests and participate in positive team-building exercises. The successful completion of program modules allows these young men the opportunity to earn their own full black suit at the completion of the first year.
Learn more about Evainna Ross, The Sparrow’s Nest, and The Black Suit Initiative HERE.
Prepare to be inspired! We are excited to provide a virtual platform connecting our current students, regional educators, and Alums with a very successful program that model ways the Black Suit Initiative is educating and empowering Black males. You can anticipate rich conversations and thoughtful takeaways.
Register here by Friday, November 13, 2020 for connection information:
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434.947.8102.