Schools across the district celebrated National African American Parental Involvement Day Monday with assemblies, inspiring talks, classroom visits, parent luncheons, and more.
The day culminated in a talent-packed NAAPID at Night 20th Anniversary in Ypsilanti, where the theme was “NAAPID: The Bridge to Parent Involvement, Cultural Inclusion and Education.”
The late Joe Dulin, an esteemed AAPS administrator, started the day 20 years ago as a way to get parents more involved in their children’s education.
Parents, staff and community volunteers read to the students throughout the school during Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) on NAAPID. Principal Michael Johnson is photographed in the middle of the hallway, with his own father and son, who volunteered today.