Engagement: Connecting Kids to Black Culture and Community

Strong and positive identification with one’s racial/ethnic group is an important source of a positive self-image leading to better emotional, physical, and, mental well-being. It is also important for building self-identity because it connects to group cultural values, beliefs, and traditions. 
Children who are raised outside the community miss out on relationship-building opportunities and authentic cultural experiences. 


Starting date

April 16


Culturally Fluent




2 hours



Benefits of our Training Program

Practical approach

Our training is designed to provide skills in a practical approach. Our learner success is our best asset in showing the quality of our training.

Practical application

Strategies shared and knowledge earned allow our learners to immediately put the new learning into practice. 


We identify the changes needed and action steps to help you stay on-track and achieve more in less time
Your action 
plan will describe the way you will use strategies to meet goals. 

Valarie Annette

Valarie is a nationally recognized diversity, and cultural fluency thought leader with a background in education and a focus on improving outcomes for children of color. She founded Culturally Fluent Families in 2014, growing to a 20,000-member international group of parents representing various cultures and family structures. Valarie is known for her unique ability to bring people of diverse backgrounds together and help them find common ground to solve problems faster and make better decisions more often. Valarie uses her six-stage Model of Cultural Fluency to deliver dynamic keynotes, customized training, and powerful coaching to help teams work through cultural barriers. Her work has been featured in publications like Huffington Post and Today Magazine, and she has taught at several universities. Schools and major brands in the US and abroad have used her cultural fluency work and learning models to shift their thinking and change the outcomes of their organizations.
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