The Parent Power BootCamp is designed to educate parents and caregivers on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the changes it requires of their children’s schools and schools districts. The Parent Power BootCamp will empower and mobilize families to use this opportunity to advocate for equitable systems that support Black children and families.
The Parent Power BootCamp is part of a series of informative and engaging events and activities coordinated by the National Black Child Development Institute and the National Affiliate Network to recognize National Black Child Development Week: “A Week of Action,” which takes place Monday, May 16 through Saturday, May 21. National Black Child Development Week raises community awareness about important issues impacting Black children and families.
An education and counseling professional, I focus my expertise on diversity, inclusion and family engagement/empowerment Of particular importance is the partnerships between parents and the community schools that serve their children. Highlighting strategies, tips and evidence-based best practices for family engagement, my aim is to alter mindsets, broaden perspectives, foster empathy, and build capacity. Offering 'food for thought' and inviting discussion, I tell truths rarely explored-to both educators and families.
A holistic culturally-responsive approach to teaching, learning and engaging others begins with respect. I promote respect and fully integrating curricular diversity in formal learning settings! Collaboration with families is necessary, because parents hold the master key that unlocks doors to child health and wellness, academic achievement, and believe it or not, teacher excellence and stronger school communities.
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