Brian Keith Harris II

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Brian Keith Harris II is an award-winning educator, lecturer, and motivational speaker, recognized for his work in transforming the landscape for black and brown children through teaching history, poetry, and dance. He is the Founder of Cultivating Young Kings, an organization that provides best practices and training for teachers, school districts, and community leaders who educate and work with black and brown boys in and out of the classroom.

He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Sons of Freedom Dance Institute, an organization that nurtures character, increases social awareness, and builds a spiritual foundation for black and brown boys through classical and contemporary forms of dance and movement.

Brian has traveled throughout the country lecturing at professional education conferences discussing innovative teaching practices in the classroom. He has worked with many educational organizations including the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, Black Male Educators for Social Justice, The LEEP to College Foundation, and The L.I.G.H.T. Teen Summit. Brian’s experiences as an elementary school educator and school administrator, gives him a first-hand perspective on the role of educators and school systems in improving the quality of education for students of color.

Brian currently serves as the Director of Outplacement and Graduate Support at Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, a tuition-free Episcopal school educating boys in underserved communities in Washington, DC.

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