Transforming Belief Systems in Minneapolis


Michael Walker is the director and Corey Yeager is the educational equity coordinator at the Of ce of Black Male Student Achievement, Minneapolis Public Schools. Jennie Zumbusch is the director of accountability and evaluation at Minneapolis Public Schools.

After getting input from parents and families, community members, educators, and young Black males themselves, the district launched a program to recruit Black men from the community as content experts, “cultural translators,” and adult role models to teach a class for Black boys.