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CMM President and Dean Photo taken during the 2015 Induction Banquet, April 17

A Teacher Leadership Program

The Call Me MISTER program is a national teacher leadership program that not only prepares young men for a successful career as an elementary or secondary teacher, but also provides them with resources that will place them in a position to effectively impact the lives of children.

The Call Me MISTER program is contributing to the talent pool of excellent teachers by identifying and supporting young men who are literally "touching the future" by teaching children. This successful model seeks to reverse the lack of young men who are leaders, role models, and teachers in communities.


Who Are We? Longwood Call Me MISTER


Longwood’s “Suit Me Up” and Call Me MISTER Partnership

CMM at Joseph A Banks Photo taken during 2014 Suit Me Up Initiative with Assistant Store Manager, Derek Lewis

Suit Me Up is a project-based learning initiative established through a partnership with the Joseph A. Banks store in Richmond's West Broad Street location and Longwood University’s Call Me MISTER program.  Through the special pricing offer of $400, donors can purchase a suit and give a suit to a Call Me MISTER participant. A MISTER-in-training participant will meet and present the Suit Me Up Initiative with a potential donor.

On November 21, MISTER participants and their donors will ride the Longwood University bus to be fitted for their new suits.  Afterwards they will eat lunch at Golden Corrall.  Read more


Call Me MISTER Summer Institute

summer institute 2015 L to R: MISTER Dwayne Morris, Darius Jennings, Malcolm Williams, Orlando Baker, JaVontae Pegram, Second Row: Devon Vines, Kenneth Hicks, Cedric Hawkes, MISTER Tavaris Turner, DelMonta Langhorne, Tyrhen Williams Third Row: Quincy Venable, Bryant Winbush, Joshua Reeves, Richie Kamtchoum, Shy’Lek Reid, Jalen Jackson

Longwood University held its ninth annual Call Me MISTER Summer Institute July 26-31.  In addition to current participants and the incoming ninth cohort, local high school students were invited to preview the program.  During the week, participants attended leadership sessions and toured the Black History Museum and Cultural Center in Richmond.  The week ended with a banquet program Thursday evening.  MISTER Dwayne Morris (2008) and MISTER Tavaris Turner (2012) were session facilitators.

Click here to enjoy highlights from the week’s activities.