Black Male Students and the Minneapolis Public Schools
December Civic Buzz · Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Office of Black Male Student Achievement was created specifically to address the needs of the largest demographic group within MPS. It represents an equitable approach to tackling the challenges that exist for the school district’s black male students.
Our guest speaker, Michael Walker. Mr. Walker is the inaugural Director for the Office of Black Male Student Achievement, where his sole responsibility is changing outcomes for Black Males who attend Minneapolis Public Schools. He brings a career focus on youth development and assisting black youth to achieve success. Walker worked as a career and college center coordinator for AchieveMpls at Roosevelt High School from 2006 to 2009 before serving Minneapolis Public Schools as Roosevelt’s dean of students from 2009 to 2011 and assistant principal from 2011 to 2014.