Promote and facilitate the education of all students, especially those of African descent;
Establish a coalition of African American educators and others directly and indirectly involved in the educational process;
Create a forum for the exchange of ideas and strategies to improve opportunities for people of African descent;
Identify and develop African American professionals who will assume leadership positions in education;
Influence public policy concerning the education of African Americans.
We plan to achieve these goals through three primary areas of focus:
Professional Development Programs that strengthen the skills and awareness of teachers, principals, specialists, parents, and community members;
Information Sharing around innovative instructional and learning strategies that have proven success in motivating African American students and increasing academic performance in critical learning areas;
Policy Advocacy that ensures high standards and quality in our public and private educational systems.
Each year AAABSE strives to:
Provide scholarships for college bound African American students through a Scholarship Banquet;
Serve as mentors for African American students and educators;
Organize workshops/conferences that engage: students, parents, educators, and other community stakeholders;
Support African American teachers during the National Board Certification process;