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National Black Child Development Week Goes Virtual to Call Attention to Mental Health and More

Our nation’s efforts toward children’s education have pivoted to remote learning in light of COVID-19. The pandemic has left millions of children in America sheltered-in-place as they rely on their parents and instructors to guide them through this difficult time. In an effort to ease the burden, The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is taking National Black Child Development Week virtual to make the most of homeschooling. The annual celebration — held May 11-15 — raises community awareness about important issues impacting Black children and families. According to the NBCDI, this year marks the observant week’s 50th anniversary as it pivots to an all-digital platform with Zoom-powered workshops, seminars, and free Instagram Live sessions to focus on homeschooling, the Black economy, mental health, and more. The NBCDI has previously made it a point to call attention to mental health awareness in the Black community. Their website reveals that among their career...

May 13, 2020