Geeking-Out May 3, 2021
A new generation of Black male teachers starts its journey in partnership with Apple
By, Nicoda Adams
When Black students are taught by a Black teacher, they are significantly more likely to graduate high school and consider attending college.
This week, Rhys, 18, will complete his freshman year remotely as part of the inaugural class of the African American Male Teacher Initiative at Huston-Tillotson University. The first-of-its-kind program was created in partnership with Apple as part of the company’s ongoing and deep commitment to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Apple’s multiyear partnership with Huston-Tillotson complements other engagements the company has established through its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, working alongside the HBCU community to develop curricula and provide new learning and workforce opportunities.