Creating intentional networks of support, which activate leadership potential, social skills, and access. DBEN has two great ways for you be involved as a mentor.

Sign up to become a mentor


Each one,reach one

Targeted to DDSB New Hires and DBEN/DDSB Educators, this mentorship program aims to:

  • Capacity building professional learning sessions; enacting culturally responsive and relevant practices

  • Engaging parents and community members in conversations that build and support the success of our youth

See our events for upcoming sessions


circle of kings & queens

Continuous Intake Programming to connect our youth with community mentors. 


This program builds a curated community of Black Women and Men connected to Durham Black Educators’ Network, who are committed to wrapping continuous supports around Black youth in Durham Region

Interested? Sign up here

I AM my ancestors' wildest dreams

Brandon Odums

Durham Black Educators' Network

Est. 2005 Durham Black Educators' Network (DBEN) is dedicated to optimizing and operationalizing educational experiences of DDSB students, educators and parents/community of  Durham's Black diaspora

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