Project Description

TJ Dean

Senior Youth Program Manager

TJ is an experienced educator, youth organizer, and designer.

TJ Dean is the Senior Manager of Youth and Young Adult Programs at the Village. He comes with an abundance of experience working with young people from his years as a teacher and as a Dream Director. He has a heart for justice, and is currently leading the youth organizing effort at the Village. TJ is an Afrofuturist, which simply put, means he believes Black people exist in the future. In line with that belief he owns a brand called Dope Afrofuturist to promote the vision of a Black future. When he isn’t working with other people’s children he is at home raising three of his own to take over the world one day.

You can contact TJ at or visit his website