Black History at Breakthrough Public Schools

As you know, February is the month we recognize and celebrate America’s history – black history. It’s an opportunity for reflection upon the contributions, accomplishments, and resilience of black people in the U.S. It is more than just a commemoration of overcoming adversity; it is a testament to the strength, creativity, and perseverance of a community that has faced immense challenges yet continued to shape culture, politics, science, and every other facet of society.

At Breakthrough, Black History Month is more than just a month-long celebration. Its significance resonates throughout our curricula, behavior, and values year-round. Black History holds great significance for the Breakthrough community as it allows our scholars to see themselves reflected in history. This experience greatly enhances their self-awareness and opens their eyes to the limitless possibilities. 

We believe that education is a civil right, and as such, black history plays a vital role in promoting racial equality and justice beyond Black History Month in these key ways:

Creating equitable opportunities for all: We recognize that while talent is distributed equitably, access to opportunity is not. As such, we are committed to leveling the playing field, ensuring that all scholars can access opportunities they might otherwise not have. 

  • Amplifying the voices of our scholars and families: We recognize our obligation to use our influence to advocate for the kids and communities we serve on issues impacting scholars. We prioritize amplifying the voices of scholars and families to bring about meaningful change.

Consequently, at Breakthrough, we make black history every day because we create opportunities and provide our scholars with access to quality education. We are reaffirming our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. And we are continuing to work together to create a school community where every scholar feels valued, seen, supported, and empowered to succeed.

Let’s continue to honor the past, embrace the present, and build a better future for our community.