The San Bernardino City Unified School District honored more than 2,000 African-American students at the district’s annual Black Family Summit, held Aug. 20 at Indian Springs High School.
The event, hosted by the school district and its Equity & Targeted Student Achievement (ETSA) Department, celebrates high-achieving African-American students in elementary, middle and high school. Elementary students must be excelling in reading, writing and math, while middle and high school students must have at least 3.0 grade point average to qualify as Black Honor Roll recipients, according to a news release.
“These children are the brightest minds in our community,” Wil Greer, ETSA director, said in the news release. “They are not only the future of our community, our next generation of lawyers, professors and artists, but also our future world leaders.”
The Pacesetters Drum Squad kicked off the Black Family Summit, and Sheba Jennings presented a spoken word performance.
The free event included booths offering community resources and job openings.