Over 300 caring community members and leaders gathered to show support on Wednesday, Feb. 20th for The Black Parent Initiative (BPI) and their fundraising lunch Breaking the Cycle and Closing the Gap. Over $60,000 was raised to fund programs and services that help inspire and mobilize Black parents to ensure their children achieve educational excellence. The vision of BPI is that Black families will achieve financial, spiritual, and educational success. VIEW IMAGES HERE
BPI’s mission includes that to really address the issue of our children’s learning and success, that collectively we must recall a spirit of self-reliance, empowerment, voice, and determination within the culture of our families – with that we can and will make a difference in the lives of our children.
Supported BPI programs include parenting classes, male and father engagement, a resource center for early intervention services, support groups and a host of outreach and educational services that are culturally specific to help coach, mentor, guide support, inspire and maintain the core of family strength.
To learn more about BPI programs or services, to donate or volunteer, visit www.the bpi.org.