These educators have gone the extra mile to keep black and tan kids going in 2020

These amazing educators ensure that children learn, thrive, grow, and have access to vital resources in their communities.


Our third category of night during the 2020 ESSENCE Essential Heroes Awards brought the spotlight to educators who created spaces for children in underserved communities where they can learn, thrive, grow despite the constraints placed on them during this difficult year and have access to important resources.

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With a little help from Disney Studios, Jamie Foxx and Jon BatisteWe have the invaluable contributions of Deryck Toles of Inspiring Minds, Danyelle Jones of Mindfully Inc, Ashanti Murdock of KIPP Indy Public Schools, and Dr. Peter Archer celebrated. Check out the video above to learn more about their amazing travels.

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