TSR Positive Images: A Black male teacher being a positive influence on his young students? We love to see it! Azel “Zel” Prather Jr., who hails from Washington D.C., went viral after he treated his students to a self-care day. If you want to know how it went, well, the proof is in their bright smiles.

Zel launched his “Holiday Hook-up” for 40 kindergarten students at his school resourcing a network of Black entrepreneurs in the community that included stylists, barbers, nail techs and other volunteers to help him give his students makeovers. 

But Zel put it best, “Students have to know someone who looks like them and talks like them, and cares about them…inside and out of the classroom,” he told @becauseofthem. “I believe if you look good, you feel good and if you feel good, you do good. I just want them to feel good for the holidays.”

SWIPE to see his students react to such a wonderful gift and join us in appreciating Zel and other teachers who reach their students beyond the classroom!

 

 

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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh __ #TSRPositiveImages: A Black male teacher being a positive influence on his young students? We love to see it! Azel “Zel” Prather Jr., who hails from Washington D.C., went viral after he treated his students to a self-care day. If you want to know how it went, well, the proof is in their bright smiles. __ Zel launched his “Holiday Hook-up” for 40 kindergarten students at his school resourcing a network of Black entrepreneurs in the community that included stylists, barbers, nail techs and other volunteers to help him give his students makeovers. __ But Zel put it best, “Students have to know someone who looks like them and talks like them, and cares about them…inside and out of the classroom,” he told @becauseofthem. “I believe if you look good, you feel good and if you feel good, you do good. I just want them to feel good for the holidays.” __ SWIPE to see his students react to such a wonderful gift and join us in appreciating Zel and other teachers who reach their students beyond the classroom! (📹/📸: @hail_zel @becauseofthem)

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