A CALL TO ACTION: EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES THAT MATTER FOR BLACK CHILDREN
“I believe that those individuals – teachers, school counselors, after-school professionals, etc., who come into daily contact with Black children will find this book useful and enriching. Thanks Dr. Perryman for gifting the education community with this precious resource."
James L. Moore III, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
The Ohio State University
Ongoing racial disparities in academic performance indicate that Black children need increased attention in after-school interventions. Dr. Perryman has dedicated her career to designing culturally relevant programs that move the discussion from failure to potential and hope for Black kids. In this book, she guides educators, school administers, and social service directors through her ELEVATE! Program’s detailed lesson plan, which provide a road map to engage children’s creativity, to teach children how to lift themselves and each other up, and to build community and harmony while providing continual motivation through music and affirmations.