Golden Eagle that flies at Sunrise
South East

Quandus Burns

2015, Ron Hering Awards

“I prepare the world for my children by working with youth and adults to develop ways of healthy communication and positive work towards one love.”

Quandus is changing lives through mentoring and teaching young black males by showing them a different way. He does this through authentic dialogue, setting high expectations and giving loving support. Quandus, a public school teacher in a black community, instructs young black males. He sees a community lacking fathers, manifesting in the lack motivation to succeed. He meets them where they are and shows them a different perspective through honest conversations, high expectations and support. 

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