At every benchmark – cradle to career – African American students in the Quad Cities are consistently at a disadvantage compared to their white peers.
What we do:
- Engaged school leadership
- School principal leading the vision and process
- Coordination by United Way to mobilize volunteers & mentors
- Site-based leadership team comprised of parents, educators, community and business partners
- Facility access before, during and beyond school hours
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- We need mentors and volunteers to make a difference in the lives of African American youth. Click to view Volunteer or Mentor sign-up cards.
- Volunteer for AALS Marketing/Communications Committee to raise awareness of disparities and opportunity gaps.
- Volunteer for AALS Events Committee to organize socials and special events.
- Organize a School Supplies Drive or Book Drive at a target school.
- Participate in a Day of Caring
- Contact Kayla Babers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563.344.0322 for up-to-date volunteer opportunities.
Watch the African American Leadership Society video below:
‘QUAD CITIES BLACK VOICES’ VIDEO SERIES
- Introduction: Kayla Babers, AALS Manager
- Part 1: Shellie Moore-Guy, Author and Poet
- Part 2: Abida Diasso, High School Basketball Player
- Part 3: Nate Lawrence, Musician and Curator
In Case You Missed It: In connection with AALS' partnership with Quad City Symphony Orchestra, you are free to watch a recording of the March 25 Panel Discussion: The Student Experience in K-12 Music Education. Watch via YouTube.