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Ontario Brown


2018 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Recipient

Unmoored by his father’s death and lacking motivation at school, Ontario Brown’s life was at a low point when he encountered Nakia Douglas, a man who became not only his teacher, but a powerful male role model. Through a career in math education, Ontario aspires to help marginalized young men overcome social stereotypes and redefine success both in the classroom and beyond.

Here is Ontario's story about Mr. Douglas...



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