Curriculum and the Amistad Legislation
Did you know that there is a NY State Law establishing a commission to insure that school districts, in NY State, teach children about Slavery and its enduring legacy? If you did not, it is because there is little to no political and financial support to fund this law. The Amistad Commission has been formed in theory, but educators have not been given the resources and curriculum to include this crucial history into their practice. WABSE would like to be a force for change. Join us as we examine curriculum and join the Amistad Commission and their work, write to your legislators, inform and invite your communities of students and parents to do the same.
Whether we are soliciting for the annual scholarship fund, having a WABSE tag sale, organizing a step show or hosting a party, this committee seeks to raise funds to support graduating seniors throughout Westchester, as they prepare for the financial burden of college. If you are interested, please contact us.
Annually, we give scholarships to graduating seniors of African descent in high schools throughout Westchester. We present these scholarships at Senior Awards ceremonies. Members of WABSE solicit scholarship applications from eligible students in their districts and this committee selects awardees. If you are interested, please contact us.
In order to promote success for all students, parent involvement is a key element. We are a resource for parents and we are committed to supporting communications between the school and the home. This committee creates ways to achieve this goal. If you are interested, please contact us.
We are an alliance of educators, both retired and active, as well as professionals in related fields including; psychologists, social workers, children's services coordinators, community based organizations, politicians and political workers, to name a few. We invite anyone who educates or is interested in the education of children in Westchester to join us.
If you are affiliated with a graduate program in Education and would like to introduce your colleagues or student body to WABSE, please contact us or leave your comments on the blog. This committee would like to visit with you and share the many opportunities there are to become involved with WABSE.
Part of our mission is to support the education of students in Westchester. One of the ways that this is done is to provide information through workshops on a myriad of topics:
Whether we are involving students in our events, mentoring, recognizing their achievements or simply providing a role model in the academic environment, WABSE and this committee focuses on solutions to the unique problems our students face. If you are interested, please contact us.