We are a parent-led committee that pools resources of time, energy, thought-leadership and willing spirits to dig deep and contribute toward creating a positive overall educational, social and communal experience for African-American and Black students within the district.
Our mission is to plan and implement opportunities for increased student ENGAGEMENT and ACHIEVEMENT within the African American student and family community.
"We are all aware of the facts surrounding the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the history of the killing of African Americans in the United States. We do not support the use violence in any capacity but remain in unwavering support of the long history of peaceful, purposeful protests to develop better relationships between law enforcement and the African American community. We stand for the fair treatment of African Americans in the criminal justice and educational systems. We call upon our allies throughout Upper Dublin and beyond to forge meaningful relationships with the African American community and the mission for social justice in an effort to move beyond words and ideas to deeds and actions."
A Statement from AABSF:
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Improve the level of engagement of students and parents as it often directly impacts achievement.
Advocate & Solicit Support
Solicit the support of the school district and other sources to help meet the need for climate and cultural proficiency, which help foster positive student reception and acclimation to the social environments within Upper Dublin
Access & Utilization
Increase access to and utilization of programs and resources currently available to students.
2019-2020 Academic Discussion & Speaker Series
A. What does academic support look like?
C. Course Selection
D. Sports and Activities
If possible, we would like to offer some or all of the following for our students this year. With a thriving committee of committed parents, here's our areas of focus:
Robust District-wide Black History Month Celebration
Access to programming that drives student achievement
Identify opportunities for student internship and/or job opportunities
Increase exposure to career opportunities for students
Improve networking and community-building among parents who are also business-owners
February 28, 2020 - Black History Month Event
March 26, 2020 @ 7pm
May 28, 2020 @ 7pm
MEETING DATES FOR 2020
Upper Dublin High School Connections Students pictured with Serena Williams at the October 12, 2018 PA Conference for Women.
Please add these dates to your calendar for the year - and set an alert to be reminded one day ahead.
Look for reminder emails the week of our meeting dates. We meet in the Media Center of UDHS.
MEET THE ENTIRE TEAM
Come see what we stand for, and what we are all about!
WE ARE PROUD OF WHAT WE BRING TO UD!
Here's a short list of our collective efforts and accomplishments:
Unity in the UD Community Open Forum
Connections Program (High School and Middle School)
Sankofa Kids Program (Jarrettown, Fort Washington and Fitzwater Elementary Schools)
Scholar Academy (Trial Launch) - an affordable academic tutoring program for all educational levels
Partnered with the Montco Bar Association to have a Teach Law program in High School
Created a Student Showcase Event in partnership with Beneficial bank
Held a Shark-Tank"ish" event to support student-led initiatives
Held a community-wide Black History Month event
Field-trip to see Former-First Lady Michelle Obama
Partnered with UDSD for #UDBetterTogether Day
Participated in the PSBA with the District's Equity and Excellence Consortium “One School District’s Journey toward Equity”