Who are THE ONES?
THE ONES is a collective built to encourage, support, and increase the success of Black Male Educators in Duval County.
Why this collective exists
- Black Males Educators make up a small percentage of the teaching force in Duval County (6%) and around the country (2%).
- The support and success of Black Males in Education is critical to the academic success of all students in our schools.
- Black Males sometimes find themselves being the ‘only one’ in many schools and situations as education professionals.
- Connection to a group that shares similarities and backgrounds can be extremely beneficial to personal and professional growth.
- We understand the sum of our individual parts creates a community of strength.
All Black Males are part of THE ONES. Individuals will have the ability to opt into more formal development and connection opportunities.
Pillars/Areas of Focus:
THE ONES Inaugural Kick-Off 2022
First Coast News Media Coverage
We are THE ONES… we have a responsibility to ourselves, our students, and to each other.