Jahari Shelton

Jahari Shelton
Youth Board Member, America's Promise Alliance

Jahari Shelton is an independent consultant focused on supporting the development of liberatory learning environments that value, honor, and recognize Black youth, currently working with Transcend Education on a series of writings and research toward this end. Over the past four years, he has served in a number of roles with the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition, Education Forward DC, and Relay Graduate School of Education. Jahari was a Youth Commissioner on the Aspen Institute’s National Commission for Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, co-creating a roadmap for a future where every child receives the comprehensive support needed to succeed. He credits his start to the year 2016, when he joined the Founding team at Statesman College Preparatory Academy for Boys, a boy-friendly, pedagogy-informed middle school for Black and brown boys growing up in Washington, DC. 

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