Brian Favors. M.Ed.; M.S.Ed.
Brian Favors, M.Ed., M.S.Ed, is the co-founder of Breaking The Cycle Consulting Services where he specializes in preparing educators and parents to utilize culturally responsive teaching methods to increase academic achievement in at risk student populations. He is also the co-founder and director of Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc., a non-profit organization that services urban communities through culturally responsive educational programs in New York and Philadelphia. Mr. Favors taught social studies and special education at Bushwick Community Alternative High School for over a decade and served as an adjunct instructor at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Favors is the co-founder and currently serves as program director of the Nate Parker Foundation, which merges film, educational programming and philanthropy to combat the crisis facing African and African American communities.
He is a contributing author to both Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups (Springer Publishing Company, 2014) and The Birth of a Nation and the Making of a Movement (Simon and Schuster, 2016). He was also featured in the National Geographic documentary film Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis, a M.Ed. from Penn State University and a M.S.Ed from Queens College. He has been working with youth to cultivate academic success and community leadership since 1995.