BMYF PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

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BMYF Black Cultural Enrichment Services for School Districts

 

  • Culture Appreciation Seminars/Fairs

  • Diversity training for faculty/staff

  • Diversity Awareness Assemblies for Students

  • Anti-racial bullying training

  • Assessment of current hiring practices for bias

  • Implement non-bias practices in education, policy, and employment practices

  • Conduct an assessment of personnel within the school district and look at equitable distribution of employees amongst sites

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BMYF & THE BREATHE ACT

  • The BREATHE Act offers a radical reimagining of public safety, community care, and how we spend money.

  • Divest federal resources from incarceration and policing.

  • Invest in new, non-punitive, non-carceral approaches to community safety that lead states to shrink their criminal-legal systems and center the protection of Black Lives – including Black mothers, Black trans people, and Black women.

  • Hold political leaders to their promises and enhance the self-determination of all Black communities.

 BSA INITIATIVE {Black Student Activism}

This campaign is charged with the task of ensuring that Black students have a safe space at schools where they can meet, address concerns specific to their community, and organize for action to achieve a positive outcome. BMYF is advocating for the local school districts to bring Black Student Unions {BSU’s} to the middle schools and high schools throughout Ventura County.

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BMYF & GENup’s AGES COALITION

BMYF is in partnership with GENUp to heighten awareness for the AGES Initiative for Diversity in the Classroom. Our purpose is to integrate Ethnic Studies as a UC A-G requirement, force schools and communities to adopt an anti-racist educational curriculum, and bridge the gap between K-12 and higher education for inclusive, representative education of all cultures and histories.

 

   “Ethnic Studies empowers students and gives them the critical analysis tools to address racism. Integrating Ethnic Studies in the A-G admissions requirements would push all California High Schools to make it a part of their own curriculum.” – GENup

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BMYF & THE COALITION for SCHOOLS REIMAGINED IN LA  

 

The mission of CSR is to actively advocate for equity in education, cultural competency, and increased funding and resources in California schools in order to close the achievement gap as it negatively impacts the Black student population.

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BMYF & VENTURA COUNTY COALITION for STUDENT SUCCESS   – The mission of VCCSS is to actively advocate for equity in education. Here are the three Pillars of VCCSS:  

PILAR 1:  Decriminalization Now

PILAR 2:  Funding Youths Future

PILAR 3:  Restorative Justice