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Why Boys of color?

A set of facts are quite disturbing and are essentially undisputed among most stakeholders: boys and men of color - particularly African American boys and men - have the highest dropout rates, lowest academic achievement, and the least education attainment among both sexes and all races and ethnicities. Even though no single special program or limited interventions may create the necessary systemic solution, the appalling plight of boys of color may be only adequately addressable or mitigated with some form of dedicated focus, a tailored approach, or special resources, especially in the short term. Moreover, placing attention in one area or for the benefit of a particular group does not necessarily take away focus from another area or group; giving boys of color special attention need not take away vital attention from girls of any color.

With this in mind, The Dividend educates boys of color on social-emotional wellness through experiential education, interactive activities and restorative practices.


(Rendering optimism through investment)


R.O.I. is our school-based curriculum that focuses on social-emotional learning for boys of color. 


We do this work through 3 components:

  • Social-emotional wellness elective class

  • Mentoring program

  • Professional Development for schools and organizations


If your school or organization would like more information about this program, please email us at

We use the five social emotional learning competencies to provide programming for students.

We use the five social emotional learning competencies to provide programming for students.

About us


Tim Green Jr.

Founder & CEO

Tim Green is a native Memphian and a product of the Whitehaven community. After graduating from Whitehaven High School in 2003, He received a Bachelors degree in Political Science from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. After graduating, He became the youngest property manager for Asset Campus Housing and managed a property in Bowling Green, Kentucky. His work took him to Atlanta and Phoenix before leading him back to Memphis. In 2010, he joined the BRIDGES team where he helped to recruit youth for all programs. In 2012, he received his Masters in Education from Bethel University and began teaching at Grizzlies Prep Charter School in 2013. He went on to hold leadership positions at Memphis Scholars Florida-Kansas and Freedom Prep elementary. He then took on the role as STEM Coordinator and Director of the Eureka! Program for Girls Inc. of Memphis and the southwest region leader for Profound Gentlemen, an organization that supports black and brown male educators. In 2016, he founded The Dividend to provide social-emotional learning classes, events and workshops for the community.


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Click below to see some of the work our founder, Tim Green, is doing in the community.


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