August 20, 2020

Dear Achievement Prep families and community,

Many individuals and families across the country continue to be impacted by racial inequities and injustice – this not new, but has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. While this fight to end racism is exhausting mentally, physically and emotionally, it must go on – it is a marathon, not a sprint.  

Next Friday, August 28, 2020, is The Commitment March – commemorating the 57th Anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” Speech.  This intergenerational inclusive day of action will demonstrate our advocacy for comprehensive police accountability reform, the Census, and mobilizing voters for the November elections.  This is expected to be a big event in DC and one in which many may want to participate. We want to honor this event.  

This date/march was not known when we created our school calendar.  As a result, Achievement Prep will be closed next Friday, August 28th as a formal school holiday.  The school building will be closed and all staff will be offline – no live classes for scholars.  Download our Important Dates calendar here.

We ask that families take this day to process and plan for how you can be the change you want to see in our country.  Here are two things you can do in solidarity to this movement:

  1. VOTE – use your power to disrupt the status quo.  Your voice matters and has power.  Be informed, register to vote, and vote in-person on November 3rd or mail-in your ballot ahead of time.
  2. ATTEND or WATCH – as you feel inclined.  Stay informed of what’s happening.  Attend the march or watch online/television.  Learn more here.

Remember, education is a means to justice.  Have the tough conversations and affirm our young people that they are the DREAM!

In solidarity,

Ms. Wright
Founder and CEO


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