Partner with Blackshear
Volunteers and community organizations are instrumental
in helping Blackshear reach every student.
Local businesses, universities, and churches have committed to the
success of Blackshear students. Such organizations have assigned
volunteers who have created one-on-one relationships with many of
the students as a reading buddy. This literacy program plays a
vital role in improving student academics and building
social-emotional skills. Reading buddies are a consistent support
in student education and act as strong role models.
Blackshear also engages the community through events such as Role
Model Day, performances highlighting student heritage, Literacy
Night, Earth Day, and Science Fairs. Community activists, leaders,
and authors are able to share their craft with students and help
them understand the steps necessary to reach their future
As a neighborhood school, Blackshear is directly linked to the
surrounding community and creates opportunities for parents and
community members to play an active role in the educational
process. This inclusion creates a more grounded, appealing learning
With engagement of the community, students are able to extend their
learning and skills beyond the walls of the classroom.
Would you like to partner with Blackshear
Please contact Betty Jenkins at