Monday, January 5, 2009

The Mission of BLAC

The Mission of BLAC

The Black Leadership Advisory Council’s (BLAC) mission is to advocate for and support diverse students at Newton North High School. Although we deal primarily with issues concerning African American students, we recognize the similarities between their struggle and that of other groups of students and look to support them as well.
The experience of an African American student in Newton is unique. African Americans are underrepresented in the community, the teaching faculty and the student population. Because of this, an African American student can feel alienated, outnumbered and indeed less significan than those with larger numbers and more prevalent representation. In order to foster an environment where all students can learn and grow, BLAC serves as a place of encouragement and friendship. It is also serves as a home base for the advancement of diverse students.

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