Ryan Bell is a dedicated educator, community activist, and Black father advocate with a Master’s degree in education leadership and extensive post-graduate experience in the area of family and community engagement. As a veteran speaker, strategist, and cultivator he has over 10 years’ experience delivering impactful lectures, informative workshops and assisting organizations in their efforts to engage Black men and fathers in social justice.
Ryan has dedicated his career to the Black father; supporting individuals, communities, and organizations in their efforts to build collective leadership, establish community relevance and increase their organizing capacity amongst Black men and Black fathers to achieve greater social and societal outcomes.
His experience and intimate understanding of Black men and fathers, combined with his deep commitment to dismantle and disrupt systems of oppression has shaped his perspective on the direct connections between these systems and the Black mans’ capacity to be a father.
Ryan is the founder of Black Father Family an organization dedicated to equipping parents and caregivers with the tools necessary to improve the overall well-being of their children with an intentional focus on the Black father. Aligning activities, marshalling resources, advancing public policy, and measuring impact.
He is the son of Carlton (deceased) and Kathryn Bell, the oldest sibling to Jordan and Kiana Bell and most importantly the father to Iyanah and Nasir Bell.