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Brothers for Success

Brothers for Success

The goal of Brothers for Success is to empower males of color to pursue a college education and succeed in life.


DESCRIPTION

Brothers for Succes is a peer support group for males of color. Members are high school and college students. As part of the group, high school students participate in weekly sessions focused on establishing trust and building group cohesion. Within the broader framework of college readiness, students explore issues, challenges and opportunities that are specific to young men of color.

Meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:00PM.

CONTACT

TAYLOR MACDONALD
Teen Center Manager
978-740-6667 ext. 118
tmacdonald@leap4ed.org



PROGRAM FACILITATORS


Dr. Steven Thurston Oliver

Dr. Steven Thurston Oliver

Professor – Salem State University

Dr. Oliver graduated from New York University with a PhD in sociology of education. Prior to working at SSU, he was the assistant vice president for institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky. As a qualitative researcher, Steven explores the ways in which race, class, gender, and LGBT identity impacts educational opportunity and academic achievement in secondary and higher education.


Omar Longus

Omar Longus

ELL/Science Teacher – Salem High School
olongus@salemk12.org

Omar Longus is an ESL/Science Teacher at Salem High School. He received his bachelor of arts from Tufts University in international relations in 2008 and has been working in education in the Salem area ever since. He completed his master of arts in teaching ESL at Salem State University in 2013, and worked at Salem State University as a grant coordinator prior to teaching at Salem High School.



Terrell Greene

Recruitment and Intake Specialist
New Liberty Innovation School

Terrell Greene is the Recruitment and Intake Specialist at New Liberty Innovation School in Salem, MA. Prior to this position he worked as a Special Ed. paraprofessional. After receiving his associates degree in Liberal Arts from North Shore Community College he went on to complete his bachelor degree at Salem State University in World Cultures and Languages (Spanish) with a minor in General Education.