Baruti Kafele was keynote speaker for the Louisville Urban League’s 2006 Education Summit: “a community dialogue on math and science curriculum reform.” Mr. Kafele brought the audience of youth, parents, educators, business and community leaders a powerful message addressing what we must do to improve academic achievement for African America students. His message has made a profound impact on the Louisville community as key education policy makers have expressed a desire to explore the adoption of Kafele’s philosophy as part of our solution for closing the achievement gap. I am very grateful to him for being such an effective speaker and a key part of the Education Summit. We are looking forward to a continued partnership.
Kevin E. Fields
Louisville Urban League
Our parents are still talking about your wonderful presentation at Quitman Street School! Parents understood, related to, and could implement your suggestions readily into their child-rearing practices. Over 100 parents listened attentively to your words and felt the passion in your presentation. Thank you for sharing your experiences, expertise and the commitment to improving not only education but family life. Baruti Kafele is on the top of my list of presenters for the next school year - your message must be shared! SLT I and I appreciate your support of our efforts to keep parents informed and active partners in the education of our children.
Elaine M. Neves
Project Coordinator - Parental Involvement
School Leadership Team (SLT) I
Baruti Kafele spoke to area educators and later in the evening to our parents. He spoke with such passion that no one left his presentation without being convinced to do better both as parents and educators, alike. He inspired all of us with his incredible insight on reaching and teaching low income/high poverty students in our school. Thanks for your passion!
St. Marcus Lutheran School
We're on FIRE! My staff and I are reenergized, refocused and ready to change our attitudes and practices that will motivate, educate, and empower our Cleveland Scholars! We’ve begun to plan and implement three strategies that were not in place. I’ll keep you informed about our progress. Your hard work and dedication are highly appreciated!
Baruti Kafele is one of a rare breed of educational leader-warriors daring to build on and revolutionize secondary school education through sheer determination and the demand for excellence. He makes no, and takes no excuses for doing otherwise for himself, his co-workers, colleagues, parents and above all, students.