An initiative to get more African-American males to pursue careers in education called "Real Men Teach" was recently launched at Winston-Salem State University.
University officials and community representatives celebrated the launch of the program at a dinner in the Albert H. Anderson Conference Center on Thursday, May 1. The primary goal of the program is to enhance the visibility, quantity and quality of male students graduating from Winston-Salem State University in the field of Education.
Twenty-eight African-American men from WSSU's faculty and staff, and members of the community, signed a two-year commitment as volunteers to mentor 14 WSSU male students in this inaugural class, who had expressed an interest in the teaching profession or were declared Education majors. The 14 mentees also signed a similar commitment agreement. source