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Scholarship Application Checklist: 5 Things To Do To Get Started

We’re halfway through summer and there is no better time than now to begin your scholarship search. Still, getting started could be intimidating, especially if you don’t have a clear scope of what you need to do and when to do it. To help you with the process, here are five things you need to…

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The Village Method Launches Afrocentric College-Access App That Provides Culturally Affirming Educational Resource for 8-12th Graders

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – Bay area nonprofit, The Village Method, known for its cultural and educational youth enrichment programs has launched ScholarPrep Nation (SPN), a national college-access network to serve a primary audience of 8-12th graders. SPN provides students with a virtual “village” of peers, parents, educational consultants, counselors, school administrators, and college recruiters….

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HAPPY JUNETEENTH: Reconnecting To Our Roots Through Education

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the emancipation of African slaves in the United States. Today’s renewed awareness of the celebration has expanded beyond African Americans into the mainstream spotlight following recent protests of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. Prior to this, Juneteenth had lost its importance…

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It Takes a Village to Rebuild A Community & Sustain a People

While working for the Peace Corps, a young African-American woman traveled her usual route from her homestead in Tanzania. She waved as she like she did every day to the women sitting or working outside their homes. But this particular day they called her over and inquired about her family origin, when they finally understood…

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#UnlockingExcellence

What happens when a child believes in his or herself and becomes a visionary? Their goals, combined with a positive self-identity, become a compass for their future and a barometer for their expectations in life. A child that is pursuing his or her dream needs a community to pave the way with love, encouragement, support and resources. As Frederick Douglass…

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Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest: What’s the message for our children?

The Village Method (TVM) believes in creating spaces of empowerment for Black youth and families. The following blog entry is from one of our young scholar’s parents. TVM believes that when Black families pull together, learn from one another and encourage each other in the hard work of parenting, that our entire community will be…

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