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*This date from 1995 observes National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). Inspired by the Million Man March, it was created to encourage parents to begin practicing the goals of NAAPID; they are:
*Promote African American parent involvement in their child's education.
*Promote and provide strategies for African American parents and students to take full advantage of the educational process at all levels of the educational system (preschool through post-secondary).
*Identify and develop partnership efforts between all sectors of the community (business, school, home, etc.).
*Create a national network on the state and local levels to achieve the mission and goals of NAAPID.
*Develop fund-raising strategies and put them into effect to finance the endeavors of NAAPID (grants, public and private donations, in-kind services, etc.).
*Offer educational workshops, seminars, and institutes relating to parental involvement and eliminating the achievement gap.
*Establish an annual National African American Parent Involvement Day celebration on the second Monday in February.
The African American Desk Reference
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Copyright 1999 The Stonesong Press Inc. and
The New York Public Library, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Pub.