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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the rich culture and immense contributions of African Americans to our society.


Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Black/African American families are playing a central role in increasing diversity in ASPIRA’s after-school programs. Specifically, nearly 1,399 of our participants identify as Black/African American. Whereas 15 years ago Black/African American students comprised about 28% of our enrollment, today that figure is more than 36% and growing, and we are a better community for it.

Many ASPIRA after-school programs took the time not only to study and appreciate Black History this month, but also to celebrate it.


 

Here are some ways ASPIRA celebrated Black History Month throughout our programs:


P.S./I.S. 224

ASPIRA beacon students at P.S./I.S. 224 participated in a writing contest kicking off Black History Month.

To celebrate those who submitted work and those who did outstandingly well, school leaders awarded Certificates of Achievement to the students.






 

BRONX HIGH SCHOOL FOR MEDICAL SCIENCE

Our ASPIRA SONYC students at Bronx High School For Medical Science learned about notable figures in Black History like Rosa Parks & Malcolm X and analyzed how those individuals have had an impact on the course of history and present day.







 

PS 151K THE LYNDON B. JOHNSON SCHOOL

Our ASPIRA 21st Century Community Learning Centers K-5th graders at PS 151K The Lyndon B. Johnson School celebrated Black History Month with dance, music, art, and learning about the inventions, contributions, and history of African Americans.


Watch this fun movie clip of our ASPIRA students at PS 151K The Lyndon B. Johnson School participating in Black History Month activities.


 

PS 62 INOCENSIO CASANOVA


Our ASPIRA 21st Century Community Learning Centers K-5th grade students at P.S. 62 Inocensio Casanova explored African American historical figures like Garrett Morgan, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King. Keep reading to find out how they celebrated the many contributions of African Americans with these Black History Month activities.

Kindergarten Students


Kindergarten students learned about Garrett Morgan, African-American businessman, community leader, and inventor, most famous for patenting the first traffic signal in the United States.

1st Grade Students

2nd Grade Students

3rd Grade Students

4th & 5th Grade Students





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