Brian Favors. M.Ed.; M.S.Ed.
Brian Favors is the co-founder of Breaking the Cycle Consulting Services. Brian develops professional development programs for educators, youth education programs and family workshops on the use of culturally responsive teaching as a tool to address the crisis in urban education. He is the co-founder and director of Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc., a non-profit organization that services racially marginalized communities through culturally responsive educational programs in Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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.
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 Shuster, 2016). He was also featured in the National Geographic documentary film Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner. Mr. Favors is a board member and co-founder of the Nate Parker Foundation, which merges film, educational programming and philanthropy to combat the crisis facing African and African American communities.
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.