Program Design and Facilitation Specialist
Educational leader, teacher, traveler, historian, drummer, writer and student of indigenous wisdom teachings are all terms that characterize Kamau Ptah.
For over 20 years Kamau has been a custodian and practitioner of the rite of passage system of transformative teaching and learning since earning his BA from Hampton University in History/Social Science and Education and his Master’s Degree in School Administration from Cambridge College. Kamau is the co-founder and currently serves as Program Director of the Urban Assembly Academy of History and Citizenship for Young Men (one of the first all boy public high schools in New York City since the 1960s). He is a Rite of Passage consultant for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Man Up Global, Nassau Community College GEAR UP, Excel High School Rite of Passage and Salaam’s Art and Inspiration program.
For COSEBOC, Kamau has envisioned and helped launch the Sankofa Passages Program, a school based rite of passage that provides the optimal conditions for the healthy education, socialization and identity development of boys of color. He also leads youth participation in our annual Gathering of Leaders. Through the study and facilitation of Rite of Passage experiences, Kamau has established a creative style of educational leadership that stimulates the holistic development of educators and youngsters, hence awakening the sensibilities and intelligences to address the current challenges in educating our future.