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African Studies/
Social Justice

 Our Core 

Our Life Skills Curriculum

According to the congressionally mandated annual report, "The Condition of Education 2020," poverty affects a significant number of Black students, with almost one-third (32%) living in poverty compared to 10% of white students. Unfortunately, this economic disadvantage often hinders Black students from acquiring the necessary prerequisite skills to thrive in society. To address this issue, we offer life skills courses covering various essential areas, including health, business and personal finance, life skills, and college and career readiness. These classes aim to equip students with the information and tools needed to make informed decisions, navigate life successfully, and prepare for future opportunities. Students will learn etiquette, basic business concepts, situational awareness, as well as receive guidance in career development and college readiness. Our goal is to provide Black students with the knowledge and skills to overcome obstacles, pursue their dreams, and succeed in all aspects of life.

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Personal health & Hygine

Preventable diseases and health conditions within the black community can be managed or avoided through proper personal hygiene practices. Our personal health and hygiene classes prioritize instilling key concepts of healthy habits among youth. The course covers important topics such as mental health, personal hygiene, nutrition, and common diseases and illnesses. By providing this information, we aim to address some of the leading causes of death in the black community, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, chronic lower respiratory diseases, kidney disease, and hypertension. Our goal is to empower students with the knowledge and skills to prevent these conditions and promote overall well-being.

Career and career 

According to a recent report, African American high school graduates are found to be less prepared for college-level curriculum compared to students from other racial or ethnic groups. To address this issue, our college and career classes specifically focus on supporting African American students, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to enhance college readiness. Our curriculum emphasizes essential skills such as critical thinking, time management, study skills, and effective communication. We guide students in exploring various career paths, understanding college applications and financial aid, and building a strong academic foundation. Our goal is to empower African American students to excel in college and pursue fulfilling careers.



Basics of Business

Our Basics of Business course is designed to introduce students to key concepts in business structures, budgeting, marketing, and managing employees. We believe that for Black students to compete successfully in today's economic system, they must have a strong foundation in business acumen. By understanding the fundamentals of business, our students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the business world and seize opportunities. We aim to empower our Black students with the tools they need to thrive in the ever-evolving economic landscape.


Life skills

Our life skills class is designed to equip students with essential practical knowledge for the real world. Through this course, we focus on various important areas, including etiquette, situational awareness, home mechanics, and personal finance. Our goal is to provide students with the necessary skills and understanding to navigate real-life situations confidently. By emphasizing these life skills, we aim to best prepare our students for success beyond the classroom, empowering them to thrive in the ever-changing world.

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