ABOUT MISSION P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™
Welcome to MISSION P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™, a pre-k – 16, emancipatory, culturally sustaining, cradle to career educational system. MISSION P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™ is an engine of opportunity and prosperity for groups of African descent to properly compete in global economies, by removing systematic hidden shackles.
MISSION P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™ offers a cradle-to-career, emancipatory educational system, which when implemented, empowers students through a culturally sustaining learning experience. We then employ wrap around services, such as mental health support, social / emotional learning, and life coaching, to ensure optimum outcomes as students mature from childhood to adulthood.
PROBLEM / SOLUTION
Literacy among youth of African descent is not advancing. The current Western, standardized test centered education model is organized around precise metrics and indicators, which has led to disparities in positive academic outcomes, is still being advanced–practices of which originated in the Eugenics movement. MISSION P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™ overhauls the Western academic system, fostering equity in traditionally white educational environments.
Euro-centered practices permeating within the Western educational system, have produced unequitable outcomes across multiple ethnic groups, especially among students of African descent. European American students have thrived in this European-anchored system, placing students of African descent at a sharp disadvantage. The advancement of this inequitable educational system exacerbates global poverty, maintaining two parallel groups within the same system: one privileged, one underprivileged.
MISSION P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™, an engine of opportunity and prosperity for groups of African descent to properly compete in global economies, by removing systematic hidden shackles. MISSION P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™ offers a cradle-to-career, emancipatory educational system, which when implemented, empowers students through a culturally sustaining learning experience, which employs wrap around services, such as mental health support, social / emotional learning, and life coaching, to ensure optimum outcomes as students matriculate–cradle to career.
L.E. Johnson II, EdD is the visionary behind Mission P.O.S.S.I.B.L.E.™ He is the Chief Diversity Officer for Southwestern Michigan Urban League. Dr. Johnson is an African American raised in inner-city Battle Creek with a master’s degree from Harvard Extension School and a doctorate from Fielding Graduate University.
For 19 years, L.E. has engaged in grassroots education and mentorship, enhancing hip-hop based education practices with iterations of Hip Hop 4 Change. L.E. has 17 years of experience in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela leading the outreach of the COGIC mission’s department.
Fredy Botero, a native of Cali in Pacifico Colombia, is the Executive Director of Colegio el Tesoro del Saber Caracterizacion de la Poblacion Escolar. Mr. Botero has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has led Colegio el Tesoro since 2000. The school serves 200 students annually, of which 20% go on to college
Will Crossley Jr. is the fifth president of the Piney Woods School. In July 2014, he returned to Piney Woods as the first alumnus to serve in this capacity in the school’s 108-year history. Trained in both education and civil rights, in 2013 Will was selected to serve as a Senior Executive Service Appointee in the Administration of President Barack Obama.