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Ashanti Branch

Executive Director
Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante

Ashanti Branch, studied Civil Engineering at California Polytechnic - San Luis Obispo. After 5 years in engineering, Ashanti found his passion for teaching while tutoring struggling students.

In 2004, as a first-year teacher, Ashanti started The Ever Forward Club to provide a support group for African American and Latino males, who were not achieving the level of their potential. The Ever Forward Club has helped 100% of its members graduate high school. Ashanti is on a mission to change the way that students interact with their education and the way schools interact with their students.

Ashanti's work has been featured in the following :

- The Mask You Live In: Documentary
- Beyond Men & Masculinity: Documentary
- Kelly Clarkson Show
- Lisa Ling This is Life - Season 7 Episode 2
- KQED Mindshift
- TEDx

Ashanti's Fellowships:

- Stanford,
- Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and
- The Gratitude Network,

Global Initiative:

the #MillionMaskMovement was designed to connect people all over the world in a self-reflective experience that helps people visualize and realize, “I am not alone.”

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Events featuring Ashanti Branch
Events featuring Ashanti Branch