Stephens' Circle of Support
Facilitated by Mr. Donald Dantzler, the Circle of Support group's purpose is to provide African American male students with a space to feel comfortable, learn skills necessary for success, and to air grievances while problem solving as a group. The name "Circle of Support" signifies the interlocking communities that surround, support, and collaborates to help these young men succeed emotionally, socially, and physically at school, home, and in the community. Available to students in grades 3 through 5, the group meets once a week on Wednesdays here at Stephens.
About the Facilitator
Mr. Donald Dantzler is the Academic Lead for the PEOPLE Prep Program at the Northport Community Center and Teaching Assistatnt for Introduction to Quantitative Inquiry in the Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a Ph.D. student at the UW in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis. He earned his Mater's and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Higher Education Leadership and Economics. Donald has served in a variety of leadership roles at the undergraduate and graduate level, been involved in community and professional sevice, and research projects. He is a native of Joliet, IL.