(verb) ~ An effort to recruit, nurture, prepare, and deploy recent college graduates with community based leadership experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area.
True to the origins of Urban Ed Academy, and a keen focus on improving the life outcomes of black boys, Man The Bay aims to recruit these graduates of color, primarily from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to commit to a 4-year journey of purposeful growth, positive influence and excellence.
Fellows from Delaware State and Texas Southern Universities joined our team in July. Through Urban Ed Academy, and the Man The Bay residency initiative, these men will provide leadership through SMART Saturdays, Malcolm X Academy, and other youth focused activities in and around Bayview/Hunter’s Point.
AFRICAN AMERICAN BOYS IN SAN FRANCISCO ONLY HAVE A 1-3% CHANCE OF HAVING A CULTURALLY REFLECTIVE TEACHER DURING THEIR ENTIRE K-12 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE. MAN THE BAY AIMS TO INCREASE THAT LIKELIHOOD BY 50% FOR AFIRCAN AMERICAN BOYS IN SAN FRANCISCO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BY 2023.
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT WHEN AN AFRICAN AMERICAN BOY HAS ONE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE TEACHER BEFORE SIXTH GRADE, THEY ARE:
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT WHEN AN URBAN YOUTH CAN RELATE WITH TEACHER FROM
THIRD TO FIFTH GRADE THEY ARE: