The Black Parent Initiative is hosting its 4th Annual Parent Symposium on Oct. 19.
The symposium, entitled "Breaking the Cycle-Closing the Gap; Saving Our Boys," will be held at Marshall High School from 10 am to 3 pm.
It's designed to provide parents and community members with practical knowledge about best practices when raising Black children.
This year's focuses include building healthy parental relationships, providing families with home based strategies for supporting educational attainment and ways parents can develop early literacy and educational supports. Local and national leaders will be conducting forums on these and other issues.
The keynote speaker for this year's symposium is Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin.
BPI bills itself as the only culturally specific organization focused solely on equipping parents to help Black children succeed in both school and life.
For more information, go to http://thebpi.org/.