Dr. Brenda Joyce Sanders

Dr. Brenda Joyce Sanders  is the founder of  BLACKS. She is an educator and parent, concerned about the impact of students graduating high school with no plan or sustainable housing after high school. Dr. Sanders is determined to be a part of improving the outlook of at-risk high school graduating students in Lane County. BLACKS was borne out of this concern. The founder desires every student to achieve success without giving up who they are. The educator realizes that she cannot  impact every student, but she wants to be a part of impacting as many as he can within her sphere of influence. BLACKS  will enlighten youth about the importance of informed human perceptions as people interact with those who are different  than they are.  Partnering with community organizations and school districts will enable BLACKS to work in unison with those who have similar visions. It really does take a village to help high school students realize BLACKS slogan: where preparation meets opportunity. Please take the time to view the website at BLACKS will advocate for our youth so they know that they too have a voice and that their voice is important. With over twenty years of experience as an educator, the founder has authored more than two hundred online articles, over sixty of which are education-related. Additionally, the founder authored an educational book entitled “Educationally Correct Academically Sound: Fueling School Programs and Student Achievement.” The author also wrote a children book called “It does Not Matter If You Are Black or White.” Dr, Sanders has earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from California State University, Long Beach, a master’s degree in teaching (elementary/secondary education) from Pacific University in Eugene, Oregon and a doctorate in education with a leading and managing focus) from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.