Our goal is to support one of America's most vulnerable groups - Black boys! We hope to provide ongoing support and guidance during the most formative years of their lives, while encouraging them to be true civic leaders who are actively engaged in their communities. They will use the connections they've built and skills they've learned into college and their careers.
Hopeful HoriSONS (est. 2018) provides academic and social-emotional support for students, purposeful mentorship, one-of-a-kind field trip opportunities, community service events, and anti-bias/diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for their teachers/staff members.
Since our start, we've been able to support more than 50 boys across South East, Washington, DC., primarily in 2nd - 6th grade. Our goal is to continue to expand our programming across DC and, hopefully, across the country.
Davian Morgan is a proud, native Washingtonian and Prince Georgian. He is an alumnus of the University of Maryland - College Park (B.A), Johns Hopkins University (M.Ed), and Teach For America - DC '14.
Davian currently serves as Vice Principal of the Elementary Academy at Ingenuity Prep Public Charter School, where he has served for the past six years, previously as a 1st - 3rd grade teacher and Dean of Summer School. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Educational and Organizational Leadership at Vanderbilt University.
Davian has been featured by the Walton Family Foundation, as well as the New York Times. In 2017, Davian was recognized by TNTP’s Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, as one of the nation’s top 100 highly-effective educators. In 2019, Davian was awarded the DMV (DC, MD, VA) Non-Profit Founder of the Year Award by Perfect Office Solutions.