The LEAF Initiative

The LEAF (Leadership, Education Advocacy Fellows) program is a year-long paid fellowship for a cohort of rising sophomore, junior and senior African American males who want to learn about education and advocacy and build skills as a mentor and tutor.

This cohort will attend academic and leadership sessions and participate in internships and service-learning initiatives with K-12 students in under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities. Ultimately, the Fellows will receive over 50 hours of programming, attendance at the Black Child conference, and a $450 stipend. The goal of this fellowship is to build a pipeline of minority males who have the skills, interest, and opportunities to mentor and tutor K-12 children in the community 2 This program will run from September 2016-April 2017.

The fellows for the inaugural cohort are:

  • Daquan Bass
  • Morris Cheeks
  • Najeem Abubakar
  • Spencer Goodman

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