Dear Students of Black History 4 Young People,
Ask yourself: do you want to get A’s in school? Or are you happy with a C? Have you ever stopped to think what a “C” says about you? If you can get the best grade, why not? A’s pay off, especially when it is time for college in just a few short years. They are like money in the bank. Straight A’s get the attention of scholarship committees, and admissions counselors. We already know you are SMART enough. So tell me, are you letting a few TV shows, or hours chatting on the ‘Net take away your A’s?
students had to go through to receive an equal education. This will hopefully encourage you to not take your present education for granted, since some students in the South were harassed, jailed, tortured, and some even killed fighting for your rights.
Heads up: Your parents/guardians are invited to our last class (31 July). At that session, their responsibility to your education will be explained.
Next week, we will see and hear about our son, Jaaye Person-Lynn’s month-long visit to South Africa for World Cup Soccer. What a milestone for the continent! His photos will demonstrate how Africa is today, and the beautiful things that are going on there. You can listen to him this Saturday before class on Adai Lamar’s show on KJLH when he is her guest. That’s 102.3 FM KJLH or listen live on http://www.KJLH.com sometime between 8-10 a.m.
Don’t forget, this Saturday is picture day, so please come camera ready and come on-time so you don’t miss it! The class photo is printed on the certificate the enrolled students will receive on the last day.
Finally, congratulations to Naheema for winning this week’s Black History Quiz. She is a student at Lane College who spends summers in Los Angeles.
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See you Saturday!