Did you know that award-winning actress, Taraji P. Henson was a former substitute teacher?

Well, this former teacher is on a mission to end racial bias in the classroom. Henson has just recently launched a program that promotes mental health awareness as well as racial equity.

“The Unspoken Curriculum” is a six-week program that helps Black students learn and identify racial bias while speaking openly about their mental health. The program launched this month in honor of Mental Health Awareness month.

It was inspired by the wake of protests following the heartbreaking murder of George Floyd and how the ongoing pandemic has impacted the Black community.

Henson also created a virtual hub to serve as a support group for Black students to openly share their school experiences.

The program is currently underway and will extend until June 21st. It includes virtual discussions from mental health experts.

The program is launched under her mental health non-profit The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation.