BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY
Our purpose is to work with youth (ages 12-17) to enhance their understanding of the economic, political, and cultural contributions of Black people in the United States and to the world. We aim to teach and engage the youth in learning the true history of how people of African and Black descent shaped the foundation of this country and beyond.
- To express an understanding of specific African and Black experiences in our world
- To engage in dialogue that promotes different perspectives on a given topic relevant to Black history
- To develop effective communication skills that are respectful of different perspectives of each participant
- To engage in activities that encourage students and their families to come together to address specific topics relevant to Black people
We are committed to providing students with thought-provoking and hands-on activities that will enhance the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ African American Infusion curriculum, as well as challenge and extend their pursuit of knowledge.
Our mission at FLIP is to provide families of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, specifically children, with knowledge and appreciation for the history of Black people and how they have contributed to American history and influenced the world. We strive to empower children to be inquisitive, knowledgeable, compassionate, and active.
Our vision for FLIP is to partner with students, parents, and the community who have a commitment to further their understanding and knowledge of the contributions of Black people to the world from past to present. We seek to narrow skills gaps that the public education school system has not fulfilled, by providing accurate and inspiring historical facts in fun and enlightening ways. We endeavor to accomplish our vision through student engagement, parental and community involvement, and hands-on experiences that foster positive relationships in a racially diverse society.