The 28th NAAPID celebration was held across the district Monday, with the theme “Parent Involvement: Planting seeds for a positive future”
Inspired by the Million Man March, National African American Parent Involvement Day was launched in 1995 by the late Joe Dulin, who at the time was principal of AAPS’ Roberto Clemente Student Development Center. His aim was to encourage parents to practice the goals of NAAPID, which include:
- Promote African American parent involvement in their child’s education.
- Promote and provide strategies for African American parents and students to take full advantage of the educational process at all levels of the educational system (preschool through post-secondary).
- Identify and develop partnership efforts among all sectors of the community (business, school, home, etc.).
- Create a national network at the state and local levels to achieve the mission and goals of NAAPID.
- Offer educational workshops, seminars and institutes relating to parental involvement and eliminating achievement disparities.
- Establish an annual National African American Parent Involvement Day celebration on the second Monday in February.
This year, the NAAPID celebration continues into March, as we look forward to the NAAPID at Night 2023 celebration coming up on March 13, 2023.
The 28th Annual NAAPID Poster Contest is open, with entries accepted through Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at 4 PM. The theme this year is Parent Involvement: Planting seeds for a positive future. Winners will be introduced at the NAAPID at Night event on March 13th.
More information on these upcoming events is here.