Profound Gentlemen

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Dylan Holmes, Juan Lascano
Main Address

2701 C Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
United States

What We Do
Our mission is to a build community of male educators of color who provide a profound additional impact on boys of color. Our vision is to retain educators who dismantle the cradle to prison pipeline by establishing a cradle to career pipeline for boys of color. Currently, 2 states across the nation have a high school graduation rate of 80% for boys of color. Study’s show that when boys of color have male educators of color, they are more likely to graduate from high school, experience increase self-esteem, and have greater chances of pursuing a four-year college degree. Unfortunately, only 2% of teachers in public schools are men of color. Although there are efforts to recruit men of color into education, schools and districts struggle more with retaining men of color than recruiting. Currently, 65% of male educators of color stay in the education profession after three years.
Interesting Info
  • Only 49% of boys of color graduate from Mecklenburg county.
  • Black men comprise of less than 450 of the over 10,000 educators in Mecklenburg County.
  • Profound Gentlemen supports over 500 male educators of color across the nation who impact boys of color to ensure social, emotional, and academic growth
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