The Families United for Students Excellence: (FUSE) African American Parent Committee will host a Kick Off to School Success Family Picnic on Thursday, August 25 at 6:15pm in the Glenbard West cafeteria, 670 Crescent Blvd in Glen Ellyn.
David Swope, Manager for Student Diversity and Inclusion at College of DuPage will present an encouraging program for parents and students entitled the Power of Passion. Join us and learn how the drive from desires of the heart in collaboration with the mind can be used to generate academic, and social success for a young person of color in today’s’ world. Swope will discuss the impact of music in education, overcoming obstacles, and the role of parents in student’s success. David Swope has been an innovative advocate for the improvement of African American lives through education, and cultural awareness. We will also recognize the accomplishment of many of our Glenbard students at this special family event.
At 7pm all families are encouraged to attend a presentation by Rebecca Skloot author of the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in the West auditorium.
Families who attend all three FUSE events and one GPS Higher Education event will be eligible for a $1000 scholarship.
Glenbard Family Read: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lachs” presentation with author Rebecca Skloot. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the riveting story of the first-known human immortal cell line used for medical research, and its collision between ethics, and race. It’s the story of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew, the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.