Education has been a major part of The HistoryMakers since its inception. The HistoryMakers has conducted institutes, held public programs, created curriculums and produced documentaries all in the name of education. Please read below to learn more about The HistoryMakers education initiatives.

It's Cool to Succeed Mentoring Program


As part of this program HistoryMakers made scheduled visits with each school and served as mentors for assigned classes. As mentors, The HistoryMakers worked with the students at each school at least twice, and maintained ongoing correspondence with the classes. The mentoring process was designed to develop a “connect-ness” between all parties. Students often view the stories of their elders as challenges of another, earlier time and had fail to see the connection to their current, everyday experience. By facilitating these relationships, The HistoryMakers helped bridge this gap and helped students overcome today’s obstacles to success in school.

The following schools, teachers and HistoryMakers participated in this program: