February 15, 2024

Black History Month Feature: Levar Robinson

What need did you see in the community that inspired you to create Fathers on a Mission?

After years of mentoring, there was something more that needed to be done besides mentoring youth. As a man of faith, I prayed and asked God what could be done. God told me to examine myself and look at what would have helped me not make as many mistakes as I have made and what could have helped me get through life. I realized that if my father had been involved, it would have been a huge help. I took the idea of working with fathers to several organizations; they did not want to do it. So, I did it.

Why is it important to celebrate Black History Month in our classrooms and communities?

It should be a regular movement to celebrate those who paved the way and broke down barriers that made a difference in where we are today. Everyone must know the challenges that were in place and those that have been overcome.  

What are your hopes for the future of education in Baton Rouge?

My hope is that there is a common focus on ensuring all kids have access to quality education and educators. My hope is that all parents understand the importance of our kids' education and know about the supportive services that are available and utilize them.

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