Summer Means Service for Leading Men

To continue growing over the summer, a few of the Leading Men have found internship opportunities in education.

School is out for the summer in DC, but that’s not stopping The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men fellows from continuing their impact! Several of the ‘17-18 fellows are spending this summer preparing for the next chapter in their stories. In the upcoming school year, Leading Men alums will be serving as Literacy Lab AmeriCorps tutors, attending college, or working in schools across the district.

A Class of His Own

A new challenge is on the way for Andrew Black, a ‘17-18 alum. Andrew will be traveling out of DC to Holyoke Massachusetts to participate in the Generation Teach Fellowship. Andrew will spend two weeks learning about teaching middle schoolers core reading and math skills. The following four weeks, he will be supported by talented mentors in the program. Together, they’ll create and teach an elective course for a group of middle school students. Andrew is excited to take what he has learned as a Leading Men Fellow, and apply it to something new! Next school year, as he continues to pursue his dream of becoming a middle school art teacher, Andrew will gain additional experience with the Literacy Lab as an AmeriCorps Pre-K tutor!

From Fellowship to Freedom School

Another alum of the ‘17-18 Leading Men Fellowship, Malcolm Hudson, will be working with students this summer as a lead teacher for the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School summer program. Earlier this summer, Malcolm had the opportunity to attend a week-long training at CDF’s Haley Farm. There, he was able to learn alongside other Freedom School instructors from across the country. After the week of collaboration, Malcolm is prepared and fired up to spend his summer working with students. His time as a Leading Men fellow has helped Malcolm hone in on what he loves about education. In the fall, he will be taking courses to learn more about how to use technology to help students learn!

Commitment to Education

The 2017-2018 cohort of Leading Men has set the bar high for next year’s group. Fellows prepared for a professional future through PD and mentorship from the Literacy Lab staff. However, their passion for helping every child learn has led many towards a commitment to the field of education. If you know someone who would make a great member of the 2018-19 Leading Men Fellowship cohort, please share the link to our application!