IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Black Parent Mentorship Program
Everyone needs a mentor.
Parents of Black children must learn to advocate for their kids and navigate the education system in a way that is different from white or non-Black caregivers. When fighting for their children, parents often have doubts, second guess their abilities, or feel like they are at a loss for where to start.
We know it takes a village to raise a child. You don’t have to do it alone.
Our Black Parent Mentorship Program is designed to recreate that village by connecting Black parents with others who have had similar experiences and can understand the unique experiences of parenting Black children. The program provides space for parents to connect with each other, support and guide each other as they walk the complex path of parenting and supporting their child’s education.
Join the Black Parent Mentorship Program
Get the support you deserve.
Participants should identify as a parent of a Black child, have children currently in the education system, and be willing to share their story and experiences with someone in order to receive guidance/support.
This program will be run virtually for the foreseeable future.
Become a Parent Mentor
Want to join the program as a Parent Mentor? You should:
- Identify as Black and have children currently in the education system/have graduated from the education system.
- Be willing to commit at least 3 hours a week to conversing with, supporting, and providing guidance to parent mentees.
- Be knowledgeable about how anti-Black racism and anti-oppression operates in the education system
- Be aware of related systems and be able to help parent mentees build capacity, knowledge, and navigation skills.