Building African American Minds (BAAM) is showing a video production that aims to bring positivity to the world and build bridges between people. Featuring BAAM students and African American community members, the video reflects different words of hope and inspiration that represent the BAAM acronym such as building, benefit, believe, aspire, achieve, amend, master, marvelous, mirror, matriculate. All are welcome to come help bridge community cultures.
Young African Americans males are at high risk for academic failure and the risk increases as they progress through the school system. Starting as early as kindergarten, minority students lag behind in reading and math. This gap increases in elementary school education and remains fixed as they reach high school. BAAM works to identify first grade African American males at risk for failure. We aim to recognize and address socioeconomic barriers that inhibit their ability to learn effectively and provide academic enrichment in a safe, caring, and structured environment.
Come to our center to find out more about us and building bridges in the community!