Who Are We


The Berkley African American Parent Network (BAAPN), is a parent run organization that works in partnership with the Berkley School District and Oakland County Schools. Our network is a way for parents with African American children in Berkley Schools to connect with each other. We are committed to supporting student engagement, high academic achievement and increased parental involvement.

Executive Board Members

Khadija Walker-Fobbs, President
Ricardo Walker, Vice President
Delia Hightower, Secretary
Claudette Green, Treasurer
LaVera Rayford, Communications Chair

Sheila Brown, Membership Chair
Keith Morrell, Board Member
Floretta Watson, Board Member
Kinshasa Moon, Board Member
Dr. Patricia Chunn, Advisor

Saturdays for Success Program (S4S)


The purpose of Saturdays for Success Program (S4S) is to help all Berkley students have a successful K-12 academic experience by providing educational opportunities in literacy and math, and developing study practices that will ensure long term success.

S4S is sponsored by the Berkley African American Parent Network (BAAPN) in partnership with the Berkley School District.

These goals are accomplished through the following S4S strategies:

 

Saturday Tutoring

Elementary literacy and math, middle school and high school math and writing assistance. Classes are facilitated by Berkley teachers.

Matching

National Honor Society High School students will be matched up with elementary student(s) assisting with math drills/ games and literacy activities.

Parental Development

Parents have the opportunity to take a hands-on approach assisting students with their academic development.

Schedule

Classes will be held on: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14 and 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Berkley High School.

Fees

The cost of the program is $20 per child (fee covers all 8 sessions). If your family is eligible for free and/or reduced lunch benefits the cost is $10 per child.

Behavior/Attendance Policy

Prompt and consistent attendance is expected for the duration of the program. Parents are responsible for all transportation to and from the school AND students are to be picked up by an adult in a timely manner upon dismissal from the class at 11 a.m. Failure to comply with this policy may result in dismissal from the program. The Berkley School District Student Code of Conduct is fully applicable during the S4S program.

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Join Our Network


The Future Is Now.

The network is open to all families who have African American students attending the Berkley School District. Membership is not exclusive to African Americans, but is open to anyone who has an interest in volunteering time and supporting the BAAPN mission.

Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Access to workshops and training
  • Parent support groups
  • Invitations to our exclusive events
  • Bi-monthly newsletters

Membership dues are $10.00 per family each school year.



Membership Application