50

YEARS STRONG!

The First Official High School

African American Studies Department 

in the Nation!

For 50 years, Berkeley High School (BHS) has maintained the only official High School African American Studies Department (AASD) in the nation. The mission of the African American Studies Department is to:

  1. Empower students with a positive sense of identity, purpose, and direction.

  2. Educate students and the greater community with an awareness and appreciation for the accomplishments, contributions, history, and culture of people of African Descent.

  3. Encourage students to strive for excellence and embrace the attributes of the African American S.P.I.R.I.T.-Strength, Perseverance, Imagination, Responsibility, Integrity, Talent.

 

Through history, literature, language, dance, drama, and spoken word, the humanities-based courses of the AASD provide a unique learning environment focused on the journey of Africa's rich history , the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and the African experience as an integral part of the development of the United States of America.

 

Your donation will support the mission of the BHS AASD, and most importantly; support youth at a critical and vulnerable stage in their lives as they prepare for their future.  Our Goal is to raise funds to :

  • Provide Scholarships for Graduating Seniors   

  • Subsidize Students to Attend College Tours

  • Enhance Learning through Culturally Relevant Field Trips     

  • Invite Speakers to Classrooms to Reinforce Curricula 

  • Provide Students with Opportunities to Attend Various Conferences, and Seminars  

  • Sponsor  Community Events to Educate Families & Support Family Engagement In School

  • Offer Extra Curricular Programs such as Young Gifted & Black

BRONZE SPONS0R:

BRONZE SPONS0R:

  • Organizational Logo on Banner at Venue

  • Organizational Logo on Website

  • CeremonyAcknowledgement on Slide and Program

  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Any 2 Events in Premier Seating

 

SILVER SPONSOR

  • All Benefits Included with Bronze Package

  • 4 Additional Complimentary Tickets to Any 2 Events in Premier Seating

  • Organizational Logo on Volunteer T-Shirt -Size 2X2

  • Guaranteed Question to Ask of the Star Panel Guests

GOLD SPONSOR

  • All Benefits Included with Bronze Package

  • 6 Additional Complimentary Tickets to Any 3 Events in Premier Seating

  • Organizational Logo on Volunteer T-Shirt -Size 4X4

  • Guaranteed Question to Ask of the Star Panel Guests

  • Organizational Informational Materials Placed on Resource Table

Platinum

  • All Benefits Included with Bronze Package

  • 6 Additional Complimentary Tickets to Any All Events in Premier Seating

  • Organizational Logo on Volunteer T-Shirt -Size 6X6

  • 2 Guaranteed Questions to Ask of the Star Panel Guests

  • Organizational Table/Booth at Event

  • Organizational Logo on all Social Media Advertisements/Posters/and Flyers printed/posted after  9/30/2018.

Elite

  • All Benefits Included Platinum Package

  • 8 Complimentary Tickets to All Events in Premier Seating

  • VIP Meet and Greet Reception with Start Panel Guests

  • Full sponsorship of one student to attend College Tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Donate Now Using Our Fiscal Sponsor, the Berkeley Public Schools Fund

Please send donations to Berkeley Public Schools Fund, P.O. Box 2066, Berkeley, Ca 94702

Include in the memo line on the check, "AASD 50th"

 

You can also donate online here and in the box that says "Other"

put AASD 50th.   See example below: