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Dr. Joel Bratton Jr. is native of Baltimore, the CEO and Founder of Project Hope Educational Consultants and a fierce champion for underserved and vulnerable populations. Dr. Bratton’s research focuses on Black Male Achievement and Community Engagement in P-20 and Underserved Black Male Success in Community College and the Success of Black Male Mentoring Programs at Community Colleges and Universities. In addition to his research, Dr. Bratton has authored and contributed to several books and published peer reviewed articles. While teaching on the collegiate level, Dr. Bratton served as an education reviewer for Education and Urban Society (EUS) to evaluate peer review articles for publication. Dr. Bratton’s highly anticipated memoir, Where I Started is Not Where I Will Finish is an engaging exploration of life’s journeys and the moments that define us.

Dr. Bratton has worked in public education for over 25 years with Baltimore City Public School System in several capacities. In addition, Dr. Bratton has participated in several Black male initiatives, including Baltimore’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative (MBK-Baltimore) and programs focusing on fatherhood.

Dr. Bratton received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Virginia State College (now University), and a Master of Science in Human Service Administration with a concentration in Children and Family Counseling from Coppin State University. He earned his doctoral degree in Community College Leadership from Morgan State University. Dr. Bratton enjoys serving his community with his organization, Project Hope Educational Consultants and his fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Dr. Bratton is involved on several boards, Black Girls Dive and the National Philharmonic Orchestra and a participate in the Board Pipeline Leadership Development Training Program.

Dr. Bratton enjoys family time, reading, riding his bicycle attending sporting events, cooking and the outdoors.

Recently, Dr. Bratton was on our show. He talked about Black K – 12 Students During And Post Pandemic.

During our conversation, Dr. Bratton talked about:

– His life growing up in Baltimore
– How has his father influenced him
– His mother’s influence on his education
– Where did his passion to help Black students start
– How long has been helping Black men
– Using his past education for the betterment of his students
– If are older generations mentoring kids well
– Reducing Baltimore’s conflicts
– The home environment for Black youth
– Black K -12 students during the pandemic
– What is he seeing post pandemic with Black youth
– The school system falling short
– How has this challenge gotten more difficult?
– A recent mentorship success story
– The toughest part of his Heartwork
– If troubled students are becoming part of a lost generation
– The impact of this lost generation
– The role that government should have in reversing these issues
– Who does he believe had more hope growing up?
– If the Crime Bill has impacted these students
– His message to the education system
– His message to Black women
– His message to young Black men
– His message to Black men

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