The Woodson Institute for Leadership, Education Equity, and Race Relations in America presents -The Institute Podcast-. This podcast seeks to Demonstrate the Counter-Narrative of males of color in public education, Honor Diverse Experiences, Motivate Community Stakeholders to Promote Positive Change, Dismantle Negative Stereotypes, and Train Emergent Leaders. This is a product of the Carter G. Woodson Academy in Lexington Kentucky.
Scholars Jalen Givens, Jarvis Byrd, + Devin Whitfield interview Scholar Kaleb Aleman. Scholar Aleman is a senior at CGWA and discusses his family’s journey from the Dominican Republic to the US and what it has meant to him.
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. interview Scholar Zateece Kennedy. Zateece is a member of the Frederick Douglass High School Baseball team and speaks to his leadership on and off the field.
Scholars Marcus Bean, Blaike Tevis, + Tony Wright interview Mr. Taquay Hairston. Mr. Hairston is the Family and Community Liaison for CGWA and discusses Greek Life as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc + Graduate of an HBCU.
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Zaydan Fergeson, + Eric Taylor, Jr. interview CGWA Alum Shaun Anderson. Shaun is a student at Tennessee State University (HBCU) and discusses his experience and why he choose to attend a Historical Black College and University.
Scholars Blaike Tevis, Devin Whitfield, + Jalen Givens interview Mrs. Tammy Williams. A passionate and results-driven personal growth consultant- Tammy has a degree from the School of Hard Knocks. She studies from the lessons life has thrown at her and used the experiences to grow tremendously in a positive way. Through the creation and execution of self-development programming focused on self wellness and leadership development, Tammy uses public speaking as a platform for change. She is the Executive Director of C.A.R.L. THE MOVEMENT, Inc. a personal development company, specializing in women’s empowerment, youth activation, and civic engagement. Listen to this great interview concerning the work she does in the Atlanta area.
Scholars Jamarion Gaines, Joseph Edmonds, + Marcus Bean talk with Ms. Francene Gilmer a dedicated member of the Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of The Links, Incorporated about the organizations national project honoring women that have served in the armed forces called "SHEROES". Ms. Gilmer also discusses the new partnership established between the Links and the Carter G. Woodson Academy.
Scholar Devin Whitfield recaps the Frederick Douglass High School 2019 football season with Scholar RaMarcus Thompson. Thompson also gives his predictions for Douglass fall + spring sports season outcomes. Scholar Envyus Clark joins in the conversation as well.
Scholars Marcus Bean, Caleb Mensah, + Tony Wright discuss parenthood with Mr. Hopson and the importance of being a great example for children to follow. "A Child's shoulders were not built to bear the weight of their parents choices".
Scholars Jarvis Byrd, Jalen Givens, + Devin Whitfield talk with champion long jumper Scholar Christian Lewis about his high school track and field career, highs and lows of life, and future plans. Scholar Lewis is a senior at Carter G. Woodson Academy.
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Eric Taylor, Jr. + Zaydan Fergerson talk college sports. There is a nationwide uproar concerning college athletes and the opportunity for endorsements and traditional payment for not only their talent but the revenue their skill brings to campus. Should they be compensated?
Scholar Blaike Tevis- Student Director of the Woodson Institute talks with two Carter G. Woodson Academy alum, Scholars Zion Walker + Shaun Anderson about their HBCU experiences. Walker is a Sophomore at Hampton University and Anderson is a Sophomore at Tennessee State University.
Scholars Jarvis Byrd, Jalen Givens, + Devin Whitfield discuss their growth as young men and the stumbling blocks they’ve overcome in the process. They give practical advice for growth and development for those in their position or transitioning. Scholar Marcus Bean joins in the conversation as well.
Scholars Dalen Cozart, Eric Taylor, Jr., + Zaydan Fergerson talk with Scholars Jasin Burnam + Micheal Proctor about some of the issue that arise in their lives as teenagers. They also give practical insight on laws and cultural practices in America.
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls talk with Scholar Kevin Pena about his experiences as a Hispanic American Male in today’s America. Scholar Pena is a Senior at Carter G. Woodson Academy.
Scholar Blaike Tevis- Student Director of the Woodson Institute talks with leaders of the Kentucky State University Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Academy for Males of Color about their work in the program and college experience at KYSU. Middle School Scholars from the Carter G. Woodson Academy and other Fayette Co., Jefferson Co., + Franklin Co. schools participate in this dynamic program geared toward STEM projects. Scholar Marcus Bean + Jamarion Gaines join in the conversation.
Scholars from Mr. Hopsons ADV. Citizenship class content from a unit (The Debate Over Slavery and the Declaration of Independence) highlighting the systematic structure of the disenfranchisement on black and brown people in America to argue “The War on the Black Family”. Scholars Jamarion Gaines + Caden Richardson vs. Scholars Carter James + Adalberto Fernandez. NOTE- these Scholars are not skilled nor trained debaters, the task is to use as much evidence from the unit to support the argument.
Scholars Miles Warfield, Williams Alexander, + Victor Rawls interview Dr. Demetrit Rushin about his experience as an Officer in the US Navy. Dr. Rushin is a business teacher at Carter G. Woodson Academy.
Scholar Blaike Tevis- Student Director of the Woodson Institute talks with Ms. Deidra Hightower about her role with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) as a Continues Improvement Coach. Her office works closely with districts and schools in supporting their “GAP” populations across Kentucky. Scholars Marcus Bean and Jalen Givens join in the conversation and further discuss her educational experiences and advice to Scholars for life after high school.