Man Up Teacher Fellowship looks forward to the opportunity to partner with the NFL Players Association through the recruitment of retired NFL players to serve as teachers in our nation’s classrooms. Our united partnership will provide a pathway to the success of players both on and off the field – from the bench to the desk. Man Up Teacher Fellowship is committed to the work that will change the lives of all men of color involved. From students to teachers, we are working to change the trajectory of the narrative of black and brown men in this country by transforming the world through the classroom. The introduction of retired NFL players to the classroom will provide so many benefits to the children in the classroom: they’ll have a positive role model they’ll identify with, will learn team leadership, and will view teaching as a potential professional goal.