Did you know 38% of Black children live in poverty?
Did you know 31% of poor Back students who were not reading at the proficient level by the end of 3rd gr did not graduate?
Did you know 50% of the prison population doesn’t have a HS Diploma?
Stats like this are the reason I advocate for minority children’s literacy achievement every day!
Stats like this are also the reason I make it a priority to attend the National Black Child Development Institute’s Annual Conference held every October.
The conference will be held this year Oct. 17-20th (Sat.-Tues.). I know that I will be energized and inspired as I surround myself with like-minded people working to improve the quality of life for our Black children. Sessions are scheduled that will highlight what’s working, what still needs work, and more importantly, a plan of action. It’s an awareness raising, information gathering, and all-out love fest for all that work with and cares about our Black children. It's how I recharge my battery!
See you next Wednesday!