Solidarity Statement to Current Times From Taylion High Desert Academy Board President,  Dr. Tadios Belay

By Dr. Tadios Belay

Taylion High Desert Academy Board President

(Victor Valley)– Taylion Academy stands in solidarity with the African American community, our African American students and students of color to end institutional racism and unequal treatment against people of color and to promote equitable and human treatment for all people.

As our beloved community and country face significant societal, racial and health crisis, it is important to ensure that the work of Dr. Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders are preserved and our school plays an important role in leading the national conversation on equality, equity, and tolerance.

As a leading academic and learning institution, we continue to be an agent of change for racial justice from our school to our local community and beyond through our teaching and community service.

Taylion academy is committed and works to see our country to be better and to do better for all of us to ensure equality and justice for all.”

Dr. Tadios Belay

Taylion High Desert Academy,

President, Board of Directors


Dr. Tadios Belay is an educator, community organizer, researcher and social justice activist for all. In 2014, Dr. Tadios has founded the African Civil Rights Center, a San Francisco-Bay Area based community organization established to advocate for racial, economic, social and civil rights of immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recently, Dr. Tadios Belay was a Human Rights Fellow at the prestigious United States Human Right Network where he educates and engages African American and African immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice throughout the United States and globally. He also served as a Principal Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council where he had been actively engaged and tirelessly advocated through the adoption process of the first-ever global migration management document called the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), which is an intergovernmental negotiated global migration governing agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations.

For his unwavering commitment, work and service to the immigrant community, he earned a recognition and award from the California State Assembly and the 15thAssembly District as a Community Change-Maker and received the 7th Annual Juneteenth Image Award.

Dr. Tadios Belay received a Master of Laws in International Law from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where he specialized in International and Immigrations Law. He’s also completed the prestigious Executive Education Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and completed his doctoral studies in Policy and Global Executive Education at the University of Southern California where his research focuses on the intersection of education, identity, culture and student achievement in predominantly White Colleges and Universities.


Taylion High Desert Academy is a free public charter school serving grades K-12. With programs in Independent Study, Home School and Online Education, Taylion has a program to meet every student’s needs. Taylion is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For more information on Taylion, visit

For more information on Taylion High Desert Academy, our classes and our caring staff call (760) 843-6622. Also, make sure to visit the charter school online at

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