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Fourth-grade teacher brings new ideas to classroom

Trice’s journey to becoming a teacher started in 2011 when he enrolled in a summer enrichment program at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). While at CCP, Trice connected with the Center for Male Engagement, a program to increase retention and graduation rates among African American men.

“For the first time, I was watching four Black educators making a difference in my life and other students lives,” Trice said. “It was an eye opener for me. I was inspired by what they were doing, how they were carrying themselves, and how they were dressing. I had a conversation with one of my support coaches at the time and he told me the best part of being a teacher was fighting to make a difference in the lives of the students.