Community Encouraged to Attend and Participate in Student-Sponsored Cultural Observance
WHAT: The Monterey Trail High School Black Student Union (BSU) Club sees the inclusion African-American and Black history as a critical element of every student’s education and they look forward to bringing performances, culture and Black youth recognition to this year’s second annual Black History Month Community Extravaganza on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held in the school’s multi-purpose room in collaboration with well-known community sponsors such as the Black Youth Leadership Project (BYLP) and special guests like Neketia Henry and DJ Gino. Students will perform African American-inspired dancing, historical and poetry readings as well as a fashion show organized by the school’s Fashion Design and Merchandising Pathway. In partnership with the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), members of the BSU Club are taking the initiative to host this community celebration so students can showcase and be recognized for community involvement where they extend what they learn in school about integrity, community, confidence and respect. This year’s community extravaganza also supports the school’s and their parent’s efforts in preparing all students and in particular, Black youth, for college, career and life.
WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Monterey Trail High School, 8861 Power Inn Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
WHO: District officials, teachers, students, families and community members are encouraged to attend the Black History Month celebration.
WHY: In collaboration with the Black Youth Leadership Project, the Elk Grove Unified School District encourages its students to take the initiative to develop new ideas to spread cultural awareness. The scheduled activities organized and performed by students will educate the audience about Black culture and also provide participants with many opportunities to celebrate and take pride in their culture.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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