Engineering Racial Literacy at McNair Academic High School

Engineering Racial Literacy at McNair Academic High School

From Kourtney Nicole

We are raising money to attend the Lion’s Story Racial Literacy Virtual Institute in August. We would like to sponsor an administrator, teacher, and student from McNair, as well as a member of our organization to attend.

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Update #2

3 months ago

We have hit 50% of our goal! This means we are able to send an Administrator and a Teacher to The Lion's Story Racial Literacy Virtual Institute in August. We have 14 more days to raise at least another $750 to send a very important stakeholder, a Student, to the institute. We believe that including a student in this learning will plant the seed of change at McNair Academic High! If you've already donated please feel free to share this effort with your family and friends! If you haven't, we have until the end of the month to procure our tickets! Keep the momentum going! THANK YOU ALL for this tremendous effort!

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In June 2020,  a social media post went viral exposing racialized bullying at McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, NJ. This school is known for its academic excellence and has often been a springboard out of poverty for many financially disadvantaged students in the city. The McNair Academic Black Alumnae Association (MABAA) formed to introduce student-facing advocacy, support for teachers, and institutional accountability. After much research, we have identified that there is a lack of appropriate resources allocated to anti-bullying support at the school.  

We tapped into our individual networks and found an organization, The Lion’s Story, that “prepares individuals and organizations to navigate and resolve racially charged situations using research-based strategies” in a stress-free manner. The funds raised will be used to sponsor an administrator, teacher, and student from McNair, as well as a member of MABAA to attend the Racial Literacy Institute in hopes of creating sustainable change at the school. By donating to this fund, you have the ability to champion transformation in the school’s culture and preserve the legacy of academic excellence for all students.

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Kourtney Nicole posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #2

We have hit 50% of our goal! This means we are able to send an Administrator and a Teacher to The Lion's Story Racial Literacy Virtual Institute in August. We have 14 more days to raise at least another $750 to send a very important stakeholder, a Student, to the institute. We believe that including a student in this learning will plant the seed of change at McNair Academic High! If you've already donated please feel free to share this effort with your family and friends! If you haven't, we have until the end of the month to procure our tickets! Keep the momentum going! THANK YOU ALL for this tremendous effort!

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Kourtney Nicole posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #1

Thank you everyone for your participation! We are already able to send 1 person to the Racial Literacy Institute in less than 2 hours of posting! You are PHENOMENAL! THANK YOU!

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