Problem & Opportunity.
Representation matters for kids. The National Center For Education Statistics found that 48% of school-aged children are Black or Latino and projected that by 2024, the majority of the children in our school systems will be children of color.
Representation matters for adults too. While the number of Black and Latino children is rapidly rising, the number of Black and Latino male principals is not. Currently, only 13% of their Principals are Black or Latino males, and that number is not moving. That number does not represent the population of kids we are serving.
Lack of Diversity. Black and Latinos make up 17% of the population in the U.S; however, they make up only 1% of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. While white people make up 63% of the population in the U.S., they make up 74% of the CEOs in the Ed Sector and 91% representation as CEOs at a Fortune 500 company.
48% of school aged children are Black and Latino
Only 13% of Principals are Black and Latino Males
Only 17% of CEO's in the Ed sector are Black or Latino
2023 Yass Prize SemiFinalist
We are thrilled to announce that NFBLME is a Yass Prize Semifinalist.
The $1 million @Yass Prize is considered the “Pulitzer of Education Innovation,” and along with the STOP Awards, will distribute nearly $13 million to their winners. Follow along our Yass Prize Journey.
OUR IMPACT .
We have built a national virtual fellowship cohort program that are creating a new generation of excellence in Black and Latino male leaders.
Our Tribe of program leaders and fellows consist of senior level executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, principals, assistant principals, deans, teachers, and a whole host of diverse roles that are impacting educational spaces across the country.