Meet Derrick W.
"This program means a lot to me because it has connected me with many people in my field. It also consists of strong leaders who want to see you succeed, and will set you up to do so. When I am going through tough times, I know I have someone to lean on to pick me up. Also, the Men of Kennis has provided me an opportunity to plant a seed in a student’s life who needs someone to look up to."
Men of Kennis – Derrick W.
Meet Dallas B.
"This program has been a huge blessing to me and I am sure for the others as well. It is a huge honor to be a part of this program with great people that want to help me pursue my dreams and goals. I feel like I wouldn’t be where I am today without Dr. Turner-White, Mr. Collie, and everyone else from Men of Kennis who supported it."
Men of Kennis – Dallas B.
Meet DeWayne G.
"I would like to acknowledge how grateful I am to this program for allowing me to return to school. I am studying Elementary Education K-6. Upon completion of my studies, I will be the first one of my mother’s children to earn a bachelor’s degree. Obtaining this degree will give me the opportunity to provide positive impact in my community. It will allow me to work with children of all backgrounds in the public education system. This will not only help students of color, but it will help all students."
Men of Kennis – DeWayne G.
Meet Justin H.
"The Men of Kennis means a lot to me. A group of future African American Educators striving to empower each other. We push each other to be the best we can be mentally, physically, and so on. Thus, in return, we take that same energy and empower the lives of students we will teach in the classroom."
Men of Kennis – Justin H.
Meet Quentin C.
"To me, this program has been a life changer. Allowing myself and other black males to attend college at no cost to earn an education degree to help ourselves as well as the students we’re going to come in contact with is such a great beneficial program for all parties. I think we are going to have such an impact on the community and this program will be recognized on a national level soon. I greatly thank you all for the opportunity!"
Men of Kennis – Quentin C.
Meet Carlos C.
"The Men of Kennis has given me an opportunity to move from a job to start a career that can make a difference to many children. It is a program that is built on selflessness and with our future in mind, the children. The program offers what we need to be leaders and help us with whatever it takes to be successful."
Men of Kennis – Carlos C.