The purpose of this talk is to bring awareness to the challenges facing young boys of color and proven strategies to address them.
Marvin Pierre is native New Yorker (born and raised in South Jamaica, Queens). He was recently selected as a Bridge Fellow with The New Teacher Project (TNTP). Marvin will focus his fellowship on developing an alternative education program that seeks to upend the school-to-prison pipeline by supporting previously incarcerated boys of color as they re-enter school, and curbing unnecessary referrals from schools to the justice system in Houston, TX. Prior to, he served as the Assistant Principal at KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys in Houston, Texas. Marvin holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and a Masters in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston. Prior to joining KIPP Polaris, he served as the Dean of Students at Excellence Boys Charter School in Brooklyn, NY.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx