What Men of Kennis Means to Me:
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.
Derrick is a member of Men of Kennis, a grant funded scholarship program designed to increase the number of men of color teaching in classrooms across Alabama.