Dear BCMA Family,
It’s tough to find the words to start today’s letter. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others who are targeted because of their skin color have shaken us to the core. As your leader of this school, it is important that we speak out against these atrocities. The tragedies, murders and injustices that have taken place are devastating.
BCMA was founded almost eight years ago on the fundamental premise that students, teachers, staff and family members have seeds of greatness within us, regardless of their skin color. We are committed to building an inclusive environment here at BCMA, one that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. We still stand on this promise, and we aren’t backing down now.
An important aspect of creating an inclusive environment is having open and honest conversations. Erica Prime, the lead psychologist at Detroit Institute for Children, compiled a comprehensive resource list for parents and guardians to have conversations with children about what happened to George Floyd and other incidents of brutality or racism. You can find a link to her blog post here.
We will end by letting you know that BCMA is here for you today and always! We acknowledge our responsibility to be part of the solution. We are committed to doing our part. And we are committed to continued action.
Ms. Jes and the team here at BCMA