We exist to transform the school experience for Black and Brown children by creating culturally sustaining policies, structured programming, and teacher pedagogy that develops students into change agents for their community.
How We Do It
BMEA’s Liberated Learners Framework is the foundation from which the organization’s professional development sessions are built. Uniquely designed by BMEA’s executive leadership, this foundational structure of concepts and strategies is intellectually stimulating and creates school environments that foster a spirit of liberation and honor Black excellence.
Principal Wellness Fellowship
BMEA School Partnerships
Teacher Wellness Fellowship
Black Minds Math Leadership
BMEA 2023 Leadership Retreat Recap
The BMEA Leadership Team just wrapped up its 2023 Team Retreat! Over the past three days, we engaged in deep reflection and planning for the work ahead. Coming together in an intimate environment...
Congratulations to our 2023 Teacher Wellness PLC Cohort
We are proud to announce our 2023 Cohort of The Teacher Wellness Professional Learning Community. These educators span across various grade levels and cities, while all demonstrating a commitment to...
Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education Honors Dr. Curtis Lewis
This week, Eastern Michigan University's College of Education recognized and honor BMEA's Founder & CEO, Dr. Curtis Lewis, as one of their "Black Figures in Academia". Their posts included the...
The BMEA Podcast:
Lifting Our Voices
The BMEA Podcast, Lifting Our Voices engages Black male educators and culturally responsive teaching professionals in conversations related to education policy, school reform, pedagogy, current events, and issues affecting our community. Enjoy these stimulating and enlightening conversations bi-weekly at 7:00 pm, on Thursdays via the following platforms
S4E8 – Voice of the Youth
We are back with a new episode of The BMEA Podcast: Lifting Our Voices! Recently on the show, we have been discussing the mindset of our youth when they leave the K12 school system. As we know, once...
S4E7 – A Soulless Community
We are back with a new episode of The BMEA Podcast: Lifting Our Voices! On tonight's episode, "A Soulless Community", hosts Dr. Curtis Lewis and Mr. Michael Payne Jr. are joined by Dr. Karlin...
S4E6 – Intergenerational Mentoring
We are back with a new episode of The BMEA Podcast: Lifting Our Voices! In 2008, our founder Dr. Lewis created and successfully implemented a mentoring program for young males of color as part of a...
Our work is made possible in part through the generosity and support from the following funders and partnering educational entities: