Our Programs

Putting culturally-reflective teachers in front of
students with every opportunity.

Our Programs

Putting culturally-reflective teachers in front of students with every opportunity.

“It is easier to build strong children
than it is to repair broken men.”
—Frederick Douglas

A good education in the 21st century begins with culturally responsive teachers with the skills to help students develop into avid learners. UEA programs develop young men into committed teachers and provide evidence-based learning opportunities for students. We work to support students and teachers in their quest for professional and life success.

Man the Bay

A 4-year fellowship program that recruits Black and Brown male recent college graduates (non-ed) to teach in elementary schools where there are underrepresented students. The program supports the teacher fellows through their fellowship by providing them with training, housing, and mentorship. The program helps communities by assisting with the current teacher shortage crisis, and by providing a more diverse teacher pipeline because representation matters in narrowing the achievement gap.

SMART Saturday

The SMART+ and Focus on Continued Success program is an academic and enrichment program for underrepresented middle school students, informed by project-based, experiential learning activities with the goal of helping students learn and apply STEAM-based lessons (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to real world settings and situations. It also serves as a training incubator for teacher fellows in the Man the Bay program.

Click here to register your middle school student for free OR contact us at contact@urbanedacademy.org to learn more.