Afro-American Newspapers February 12, 2011 Character Education/Black History Month 3
he Afro-American Newspapers’Character Education programis designed to promotepositive character traits in our publicschool students. Each year, severalcorporate professionals and businessleaders join our eort and share storiesthat illustrate how the building of their character not only helps thempersonally but also in the workplace.During Black History Month, the
is delivered to public middleschools across the region including Anne Arundel County, BaltimoreCity and Baltimore County, HowardCounty, Montgomery County, PrinceGeorge’s County and Washington,D.C. Each publication contains thetestimonies of our corporate partners.
How does it work?
’s Black History Month series – the newspapers’ mostactive and sought after series eachyear– we feature a Black History andCharacter Education publication thatproles diverse corporate professionals,their success stories and helpfulstrategies for planning a successfulcareer. Each week, eighth-graders from Anne Arundel County, BaltimoreCity and Baltimore County, HowardCounty, Montgomery County, PrinceGeorge’s County and Washington, D.C.Public Schools receive the publicationat no cost. Te goal is for students toread the featured proles and Black history content and submit an essay connecting what they’ve learned froma particular prole to the importanceof character building. Winners of theessay contest are awarded valuableprizes to further their education andan opportunity to meet the corporateprofessional they chose to write about.
Our research shows that by theeighth grade, most students have startedto seriously think about their careergoals and and are more receptive tothe information shared by the businesscommunity.
How can the schools help?
to deliverCharacter Education to your school ona weekly basis throughout the month of February. In addition, provide the
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in your school’smedia center or library on a weekly basis for the current calendar year.•Assist in coordinating thedistribution of the publication withinparticipating school districts.•Identify a liaison to advise us oninformation concerning charactereducation that can be included in eachedition.•Encourage teachers and students toparticipate in the essay contest.
How do schools beneft?
encourages sta andstudents of participating schools tosubmit stories, columns, photos, etc.,about the importance of education andgood character.•During February, all participatingschools receive the Character Educationpublication to assist students in theirlearning of Black history and to furtherpromote literacy.
Corporations, nonprots and otherorganizations are invited to becomestrategic partners with this campaign.By becoming a partner, your company will help provide the
as aneducational tool to eighth-gradersthroughout the region. In addition,your company will illustrate its supportfor professional development amongtoday’s
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