BLACK HIGH SCHOOL
In 2018, BYLP established an advocacy arm to help families address a myriad of issues that resulted in unfair suspensions, expulsions and arrests of Black students across school campuses. Many of these students were prevented from participating in their high school commencement ceremonies. A Black Graduation Celebration validates the Black student's accomplishments, presents them before the community to be acknowledged for their perseverance and allows the community to come together in a display of love, unity and support. Our graduation ceremony may be the only graduation that some of our students will participate in or be recognized for this important milestone. All are welcome.
If you are planning to participate in the Graduation Celebration, please bring your cap, gown, sash(es), cord(s), etc, to wear .
NOTE: EACH STUDENT NEEDS TO SUBMIT A GRADUATION PHOTO OF THEMSELVES
Along with recognition of black high school graduates, the celebration will also include:
Graduation Cap Decoration Contest
Special Recognition Awards
THE HONORABLE MICHAEL D. TUBBS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The Michael D. Tubbs College Scholarship is named after BYLP alum and current Mayor of the City of Stockton The Honorable Michael D. Tubbs. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student to assist with the costs of higher education. Scholarship candidates must be matriculating into a College, Trade School or another Institution of Higher Learning and be able to furnish written proof of acceptance.
To be eligible for selection, candidates must:
*Be a US citizen
*Be Black/African American
*Be a US citizen
*Exhibit exceptional leadership potential
*Have significant unmet financial need
*Must participate in community service activities (service log required)
*Be a current high school senior at the time of your application
*Have verifiable proof of acceptance to an College/Trade School or Institution of Higher Learning
* Complete the online Michael D. Tubbs Scholarship Application
Contact BYLP from the Contact page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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