Black children in the United States are the subject of many statistics
that paint a bleak picture and negative outlook with respect to their
place in our society yet a large majority still continue to demonstrate
tremendous resilience and defy the odds.
Be Confident in Your Heritage.
Be Confident in Your Blackness.
– President Barack Obama
Black Graduation 2016: A Celebration of Excellence is a
community based celebration of our young people being on the right
side of the graduation rate and on a trajectory to success.
The event will honor recent graduates recognizing their
accomplishment as well as the infinite possibilities for their futures.
Special guests who exemplify excellence in their fields will pass on
words of wisdom to our young graduates as they prepare for success
in their next phase of life. Performances and special prizes will round
out the night as we show the graduates how special and significant
their accomplishment is.
Not only will we honor and recognize this important milestone in their
lives but in the tradition of many African cultures we will mark this
event as a rite of passage into adulthood with wisdom from elders in
the community with the goal of providing them with a mindset that
strives amplify the excellence already within them.
BLACK GRADUATION 2016
“A Celebration of Excellence”
Friday, June 24, 2016
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98144