What: Workshop for African American families with a focus on achieving academic success, cultural awareness, student leadership and parent advocacy.
When: Monday, Sept. 12, 2022
5:30-7:30 p.m. (speakers at 6 p.m.)
Where: Fresno Convention Center
848 M St. (93721)
A free workshop for African American parents and students will feature nationally known motivational speakers focused on the theme, “Building Blocks for Black Excellence.” The workshop is hosted by the district’s Student Engagement Department and Office of African American Academic Acceleration, in partnership with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools.
The workshop includes dinner and childcare. Parking will be validated at the N Street garage above Deli Delicious.
“Events that involve our families are key to closing the achievement gap for our African American students,” said Superintendent Bob Nelson. “I hope that parents and students take advantage of all that this workshop will offer.”
“African American parents are an essential component to student success because they are the most important advocates for their children,” said Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino. “Excellence is achieved in the partnership of parents, students and school districts.”