UpLIFT Black Male Educators

Raising funds for the 2nd Edition of UpLIFT and our fall Affinity Gathering.  Across the USA Black Male Educators make up about 2% of all educators despite research indicating the impact educators of color have on all students. Black Male Educators are faced with so many challenges in the field of education. From isolation, racial bias, racial inequities, self hate, tokenism and the simple fact that the system was never designed for people of color let alone black men.

UpLIFT is dedicated to celebrating black male educators across the USA - For Us, By Us. Combining vivid visuals and reflections in combatting oppressive experiences through this innovative affinity movement.

Funds will be used toward marketing, promoting & launching the 2nd Edition of UpLIFT.  Join the movement to celebrate and UpLIFT black male educators across the country!

Your donation will allow us to to continue our annual publication and opportunity to celebrate an additional 40 black male educators in the USA.  Your support will move our movement one step closer to sustainability and help us create tangible and virtual space to affirm black male educators.

Did you know having at least one black teacher in the third through fifth grades reduced a black student's probability of dropping out of school by 29%?
Even more...For black boys the results are even greater - their chance of dropping out fell to 39%. ---Source: Johns Hopkins University Large Scale Study 

Despite the studies that illustrate the significance and Impact black male educators can have on student achievement, the national average is only 2%.
Currently they are 114,000 schools in our nation and only 80,000 black Male Educators which means there is less than 1 black male educator per school nation wide. ---Source: MDR A Division of Dun & Bradstreet 

In this time of racist killings of black men and boys in particular, we must raise our collective voice and join, participate, and donate our time, talent and treasure to movements addressing oppression and white supremacy. Being an anti-racist involves your active commitment to dismantling structures that perpetuate racism. Begin or continue your anti-racist lived values and make a meaningful donation today.

Break down of how funds will be used:
$5,000 begin process for becoming a nonprofit  
$4,000 publication launch (in person event)
$1,600 FREE copies of publication for 2nd cohort members
$1,500 printing & postage
$1,400 FREE grant writing professional development for cohort members
$1,000 photography and editing services
$500 promotional donor give aways
$500 virtual cohort quarterly events.

The video below is a virtual event designed for the inaugural cohort members with one of the most sought-after school leadership experts and education presenters in America, Principal Kafele .

Thank you! Your meaningful gift will have a lasting Impact on the 2nd UpLIFT Cohort, the students they support, the decolonization of white supremacy and future of this publication.

As a show of thanks for joining our movement to UpLIFT black male educators in the USA, we will acknowledge all meaningful gifts as follows:

Gifts of $1 - $49
Will be thanked via this and other social media platforms.

Gifts of $50 - $100
Will be listed in the publication.

Gifts of $200 - $300
Listed in the publication, and sent a commemorative UpLIFT pin.

Gifts of $400 or more will be considered a Sponsor
Listed in the publication, receive a copy of the publication & a comparative pin.

Fundraising closes June 30, 2021

UpLIFT is an innovative product of Ideation4 | www.ideation4.com 

A portion of the 2nd Edition of UpLIFT will go to  Black Men Teach. This local organization has parallel aspirations to recruit, retain, empower & UpLIFT black male educators.

Check out the sponsored event by Hamline University that was collaboratively created with Ideation4 after the university purchase copies of the publication for their pre-service educators.  This inspiring event celebrated current and future UpLIFT Cohort members.

  • Emily Molohon 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Susan Minch 
    • $30 
    • 2 d
  • Karen Brehmer 
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Katharine DeCelle 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
See all

Fundraising team: UpLIFT Fundraising Team (2)

Jonathan C. W. Jones 
Raised $2,395 from 12 donations
Saint Paul, MN
Tyrell Adeyemi 
Team member
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