Post Secondary Transition Specialist
Kevin Ware is an educator and mentor that began his work with youth as a middle school football coach in the DeKalb County School district in 1995. In 2005, Kevin began working as a Youth Coordinator with Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Next Step Program, where he supervised thousands of Atlanta’s youth at job sites and internships throughout the city. He also assisted Atlanta Public Schools seniors with the college application process and scholarship searches. After becoming a Program Coordinator with Communities In Schools of Atlanta in 2009, Mr. Ware began working more intensely with at-risk high school students, as he mentored and assisted hundreds of students with improving behavior, increasing attendance, and excelling in the classroom. Mr. Ware has assisted many students with securing admission into college, academic scholarships, and athletic scholarships. Presently, he is serving as Post-Secondary Transition Specialist in the DeKalb County School district where he is charged with empowering students to gain post-secondary knowledge and access to the tools necessary to help achieve their educational and personal goals, while contributing in a global society as productive citizens. He earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of West Georgia. He later attended Mercer University to complete courses in Middle Grades Education, before earning a Master’s of Education in School Counseling.
Mr. Ware has coordinated many community service projects and events such as Black National AIDS Awareness parade and fundraiser, Big Brother/Big Sister Mentoring Program, McNair High School Male Empowerment Day, and the annual McNair High School College Fair, in which the 2015 fair resulted in 46 college acceptances and over $230,000 in scholarship offers. Mr. Ware is passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of young people and providing them with the necessary tools needed to become dynamic leaders in society.
Mr. Ware is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, City of Decatur Chapter of the NAACP, and the 100 Black Men of DeKalb County. He resides in Decatur, GA with his wife of 20 years and their two daughters.
School Social Worker