Inspired Minds by Jerome Bronson
It requires a village to raise and educate students. Parents, teachers, and community stakeholders should be intentional about ensuring students have the necessary tools to achieve academic success. Students in underserved communities face many obstacles, challenges, and/or barriers to receiving a high-quality education. Inspired Minds: Educational Strategies for Underserved Students provide guidance on how to achieve academic success for at-risk students or students from underserved communities. There are things that parents, teachers, and stakeholders can control, such as leveraging the opportunities that they are in control of. The end game is when preparation meets opportunity, students can thrive academically. In disadvantaged communities, there are things within the grasp of control of those that are advocates for education. It begins with raising the expectation level for students in underserved communities, advocating for more resources, as well as mentoring and exposure to successful people that look like at risk-students.
About the Author
Jerome faced many obstacles while growing up in an underserved rural community in Mississippi. He is a 2021 Harvard University Fellow deemed subject matter expert on Racism as a public health crisis. He developed content on the prestigious Harvard University digital learning platform ( Lab Xchange) for high school STEM students around the world, reaching millions of teachers and students. Jerome is a first-generation college graduate. Neither one of his parents attended college. He proposed that access and exposure to greater opportunities would provide at-risk students with the belief that they can achieve academically. He is a research scientist conducting cardiovascular disease research. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Public Health (Doctor of Public Health). He hopes to share proven strategies that have allowed him, once labeled an at-risk student, to achieve success at the highest level in academics.