2 Character Education/Black History Month February 26, 2011 Afro-American Newspapers
Black History Introduction
Character Education Prole: BGE
Black Politics After the Civil War
The Freedmen’s Bureau
Character Education Prole:
College Savings Plans of Maryland
Black Townships and Migration
Character Education Prole:Legg Mason
Character Education Prole:Legg Mason
Character Education Prole:T. Rowe Price
Character Education Prole:Verizon
A publication of the
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
Character Education Coordinator
Zenitha PrinceTalibah ChikwenduKristin Gray
Black History Month
African Americansand the Civil War
Table of Contents
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 includingAnne 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 fromAnne Arundel County, BaltimoreCity and Baltimore County, HowardCounty, Montgomery County, PrinceGeorge’s County and Washington,D.C. Public Schools receive thepublication at no cost. Te goal is forstudents to read the featured prolesand Black history content and submitan essay connecting what they’velearned from a particular prole tothe importance of character building.Winners of the essay contest areawarded valuable prizes to further theireducation and an opportunity to meetthe corporate professional they chose towrite about.
Our research shows that by theeighth grade, most students havestarted to seriously think about theircareer goals 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
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 uson information concerning charactereducation that can be included in eachedition.•Encourage teachers and studentsto participate 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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