Welcome to the BOND Learning & Leadership Institute for Boys

Learning Institute for Young Black Boys


The Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project is an initiative committed to advancing efforts to recruit, develop, support, and retain male educators of color. We also seek to build upon the brilliance of our boys.

The BOND Learning and Leadership Institute for Boys is an enrichment opportunity for male students (Grades 4-12) in Montgomery County Public Schools. This experience will develop and advance students’ leadership skills as well as their personal awareness as academic and social emotional learners.


Due to the scarcity of men of color in education, this is a unique opportunity for male centered teaching and learning for our male students. Our theory of action is that if male educators provide a space for learning and leading, then education will become more accessible, engaging, and ultimately elevated as a viable career option for our male students.

Learning Institute for Young Black Boys


Enrichment Activities

Social Emotional Learning & Leadership, Cultural Awareness, & College & Career Exploration.

Book Study of Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi.

Additional enrichment opportunities include group check-ins, freshmen year support, senior class mentorship, and guest speakers.

3 groups of students: ES, MS, and HS

Rolling Admission


Intellectual and social space for male students, particularly African American and Latino.

All male educator staff

Public speaking and project based learning exercises.

Opportunities for student service (Mentor/Read to ES kids).

Partnering with BOND Project activities.

Pre and post survey to demonstrate objective attainment.

Earn BOND Leadership Certificate

Virtual Sessions

Team Building

Conversation Cyphers

Independent Reflection

Leadership Institute 2022-2023

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Slide 1 BOND Leadership and Learning Institute for Boys Video Presentation Slide 2 Stop Talking in Code: Call Them Black Boys A Black educator challenges colleagues to consider the school-based and societal implications of calling Black boys “Black males.” Slide 3 Why Boys Need More Independence - BuildingBoys Modern parenting practices keep too many boys from developing a healthy sense of independence. Slide 4 Emerging evidence shows the pandemic may have hit boys harder — not just in Chicago but nationally Male students of color, who have.. Slide 5 Black Boys and Men Need More Appreciation and Less Stereotyping For those of us who’ve been educators for decades, social media can reveal the reverberating impact of our efforts.. Slide 6 Black Boys on Peacock BLACK BOYS is a documentary film that celebrates the full humanity of Black men and boys in America. Slide 7 Summit on Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys
The Maryland State Department of Education in collaboration with the Advisory Council for Achieving..
Slide 8 6 policies to address social problems affecting Black boys and men Systemic changes are needed to address institutionalized racism and sexism - these six policies could help.