Tag Archives: Black Male Achievement

#BMAWeek Day #5 closes w/André Robert Lee-The Prep School Negro + Tyree & Mr. Tim @ Léman Manhattan


What a week! We want to thank you, our network, for your daily attention and response to the celebration of a valued member of our independent school communities – the black male. As we reflect on the remarkable men celebrated this week, we are reminded of RIISE friend and film maker André Robert Lee. The Prep […]

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#BMAWeek Day #4 – Chad Hilliard at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School


When RIISE attended parent affinity group, MOSAIC’s post PoCC/SDLC recap, we were struck by the passion of the student of color affinity group, MECCA, and their  commitment to social justice and equity. It was wonderful hearing from of our future global leaders as they powerfully articulated their experiences and interactions at both the Student Diversity […]

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#BMAWeek Day #3 – Curry & Pearson & Andre at Riverdale

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RIISE jumped at the chance to celebrate Black Male Achievement Week by asking all of our member schools to nominate black males succeeding beyond the apparent achievement gaps. They understood the importance of self-reflection and self-identification in the success of prospective and current black males in independent schools. We asked our schools to consider academics, […]

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#BMAWeek Day #2 Sits Squarely on Birch Wathen Lenox


We come to the second day of Black Male Achievement Week with 4 successful young men ranging from kindergarten through grade 10. We thank Brad Battaglia @BWL for helping RIISE recognize these achievers. In his sophomore year at Birch, Ciaran Short is an honor student who plays for the Varsity Basketball team. Ciaran takes his […]

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