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Character Ed 2011 Week 3

Character Ed 2011 Week 3

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Afro-American Newspapers February 19, 2011 Character Education/Black History Month 1
 
Week 3 
 
2 Character Education/Black History Month February 19, 2011 Afro-American Newspapers
A publication of the
 Afro-American Newspapers
 
The BaltimoreAfro-American Newspaper2519 N. Charles StreetBaltimore, MD 21218(410) 554-8200The WashingtonAfro-American Newspaper1917 Benning Road NEWashington, DC 20002(202) 332-0080John J. Oliver Jr.
Chairman/Publisher Character Education Project Manager 
Diane Hocker
Character Education Coordinator 
Takiea Hinton
 Project Editors
Zenitha PrinceTalibah ChikwenduKristin Gray
 Electronic Editor 
William Parschalk
Graphic Designer 
Denise Dorsey
Character Education
Black History Month
 African Americansand the Civil War 
4 
Character Education Profle: BGE
5
 
Black History Introduction
6 
Black Military Standouts
8 
Character Education Prole: College Savings Plans of Maryland
9
...Other Black Men Who Made a Difference
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Character Education Prole: Legg Mason
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Character Education Prole: Legg Mason
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Black Women Who Made a Difference
13
 
Character Education Profle: T. Rowe Price
15
 
Character Education Prole: Verizon
Table of Contents
 
Afro-American Newspapers February 19, 2011 Character Education/Black History Month 3
T
he Afro-American Newspapers’Character Education programis designed to promotepositive character traits in our publicschool students. Each year, severalcorporate professionals and businessleaders join our eort and share storiesthat illustrate how the building of their character not only helps thempersonally but also in the workplace.During Black History Month, the
 AFRO 
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?
During the
 AFRO 
’s Black History Month series – the newspapers’ mostactive and sought after series eachyear– we feature a Black History andCharacter Education publication thatproles 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 proles and Black history content and submit an essay connecting what they’ve learned froma particular prole 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.
Why eighth-graders?
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?
Allow the
 AFRO 
to deliverCharacter Education to your school ona weekly basis throughout the month of February. In addition, provide the
 Afro- American Newspapers 
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?
Te
 AFRO 
encourages sta andstudents of participating schools tosubmit stories, columns, photos, etc.,about the importance of education andgood character.During February, all participating schools receive the Character Educationpublication to assist students in theirlearning of Black history and to furtherpromote literacy.
Partnership opportunity
Corporations, nonprots and otherorganizations are invited to becomestrategic partners with this campaign.By becoming a partner, your company  will help provide the
 AFRO 
as aneducational tool to eighth-gradersthroughout the region. In addition,your company will illustrate its supportfor professional development among today’s
youth.
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