Terry Dubow / January 4, 2021


If nothing else, the events of the last year have made it abundantly clear that the ways that we support young men of color are as important as they have ever been. We at the Mastery School of Hawken take this charge as a call to action, which is why we’re thrilled to invite families to Cultivating #BlackBoyJoy at The Mastery School on Sunday,January 10th at 1:00 PM via Zoom. 

At this event, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the members of our Founding Faculty and Staff and to learn more about our approach to helping black male students develop a positive sense of identity, academic confidence, and leadership through caring relationships.

Addressing issues of race, justice and equity are expressed values of Hawken; in fact, written into our latest strategic plan is our vow to “develop PS-12 curriculum and programming around diversity, equity, civic agency, and social justice.”

This goal holds a special place at The Mastery School of Hawken where we have a chance to build a school from the ground up with these values at the center of all we do. Cultivating #BlackBoyJoy at The Mastery School is but one way we aim to address these issues. It will be an exciting, thought provoking, and — we hope — inspiring evening for all of us, and will feature a member of our Community Advisory Board, Daniel Gray Kontar of Twelve Literary Arts.

All registrants will receive a complimentary book ahead of time — Between the World and Me —by Ta-Nehisi Coates. We hope the book and the event will enrich your sense of possibility and expand what you should expect from a high school.

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