It is our belief that the role of an educator is to not only nurture the academic potential of their students, but to be a proponent for the social emotional health and success of our communities. Though academic rigor remains at the forefront, our collective conscious must be attuned to the needs of our students and their diverse backgrounds, with the courage to create learning communities where ALL students thrive.
The recent and senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others created a global awakening to the injustices, inequities, and racial divisions that still exist in our country. The 7 Mindsets company stands firmly with the Black community in this fight. As global citizens and educators, we play an essential role in this movement. We must seek to understand the challenges that plague the Black community, historically and presently. We must also elevate our perspective to a position of advocacy and support, and work to instill cultural competence in ourselves and our youth.
We challenge all educators to become scholars of understanding on the issues that have negatively impacted Black communities and are dedicated to providing resources to further that mission. The work of an educator can change the world.