Help the Children by Being a Resource

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s important to remember that our children are the future. They need our support and guidance to help them focus, perform, and learn. As a community, we have the power to make a difference in their lives. So, let’s come together and be a resource for our children.

One way you can help is by starting with your tribe. Are there parents in your community who are struggling to transport their children to and from school? Offering to help with transportation on some days can make a big difference in their lives. It may seem like a small gesture, but it can have a huge impact on a child’s ability to attend school regularly and be engaged in their education.

Another way to support our children is by creating a home learning environment. Young parents often face challenges in managing their homes while trying to provide a conducive learning environment for their children. If you have any tips or tools that can help them manage their homes more efficiently, share them. Sometimes, a simple suggestion can make a world of difference.

If you have some free time, consider volunteering to read books on air at The Greenwood BeatWFPG or in a local reading program. Reading is a fundamental skill that lays the foundation for a child’s education. By volunteering your time, you can help instill a love for reading and learning in young minds. It’s a rewarding experience that benefits both you and the children.

For those who have a passion for education, consider getting involved with the PTA or PTSA organizations in your local schools. These organizations play a vital role in supporting the needs of students and teachers. By joining them, you can contribute to the improvement of your community’s education system.

Let’s not forget about the importance of sharing information. Many parents may not be aware of the free or low-cost services available in the community that can benefit their children. By sharing this information, you can help parents access the resources they need to support their child’s education. Whether it’s tutoring programs, after-school activities, or mentoring opportunities, every little bit helps.

If you have school-aged children in your family, take a moment to assess if there are any needs that you can assist with. It could be as simple as helping with homework or providing a quiet space for studying. By offering your support, you can make a positive impact on their educational journey.

It’s clear that our school system in Tulsa has been failing for over 30 years. But together, we can start to turn things around. The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is calling on all leaders, college and high school students, church leaders, pastors, retired teachers, and other organizations to volunteer to read online. The reading program is aimed at children aged 0 to 8 years old, and it broadcasts every Saturday from noon Central Standard Time.

The Let’s READ initiative kicked off on January 6th with author and educator Mr. Troy J. Petit Sr. He interviewed with Dr. Angela K. Chambers, CEO of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG, and read from his book, “Hugs of Love, on air. Mr. Pettit shared his passion for writing the book and why it’s important to instill a sense of love and compassion in children. Author Esther Jones has also joined the cause and is working tirelessly to spread the word.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the Let’s READ program, simply email us at read@thegreenwoodbeat.com. Your contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant impact on a child’s life. Together, let’s be a resource for our children and help them thrive in their education.

Join the NAACP Tulsa Branch in the Fight for Educational Equity

At the NAACP Tulsa Branch, we firmly believe that education is a fundamental pillar of our society. We are dedicated to working alongside the leadership of Tulsa Public Schools to address the challenges that our community faces in providing quality education to all students.

We congratulate Dr. Ebony Johnson on her historic appointment as the first African-American female Superintendent for Tulsa Public Schools. We look forward to collaborating with her and the entire school district to support the children and our community.

Our Education Chair, Dr. Lynette Bell, is a passionate advocate for educational equity. She plays a vital role in bridging the gap between our community and the resources needed to ensure every student has access to a high-quality education.

However, we firmly believe that the responsibility for creating change in our education system cannot solely rest on the shoulders of the school superintendent. It requires a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including community organizations like ours.

The NAACP Tulsa Branch holds regular monthly meetings where we actively discuss and strategize ways to bring about positive change in our community. We are committed to addressing the gaps and challenges that exist in our education system.

We invite everyone who shares our vision to join us in this important work. Becoming a member of the NAACP Tulsa Branch is a powerful way to contribute to the change we want to see. You can easily become a member by visiting our website at www.naacp.org and selecting Tulsa 6143-B as your branch.

General memberships are priced at $30, and we also offer youth and lifetime memberships. Your membership will help us in our mission to ensure educational equity for all students in Tulsa.

As Dr. Francetta L. Mays, the President of the NAACP Tulsa Branch, aptly puts it, “We are they.” We are the agents of change who can transform our education system and create opportunities for all students.

If you would like to get in touch with us or learn more about our work, please contact us at 6143secretary@naacpunit.org. We welcome your support and involvement in our mission to ensure educational equity for all students in Tulsa.

Join us today and be a part of the change!

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