At Malcolm X Academy in Detroit, technology and math teacher Jeffery Robinson introduces his students to new worlds of experience while providing them with guidance and leadership. He designed the school's computer lab and initiated a computer club called "The Clique" for students in grades six through eight. In partnership with Michigan State University, Mr. Robinson created a mentorship and tutorial program called "My Brother's Keeper," through which college-age role models promote higher education among Malcolm X's middle school students by introducing them to college life. This program has resulted in significant improvements in both achievement and behavior. Over 70 percent of Mr. Robinson's students continue on to gifted high schools for high achievers. Mr. Robinson has earned numerous distinctions, including Detroit Regional Teacher of the Year.
1991 Michigan State University, B.A.