Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — On Friday, February 6, 2015, the first annual NATIONAL SAVE OUR SONS NIGHT (NSOSN) will take place. Across the country, various local, national and international partners will be organizing to encourage fathers to find ways to spend quality time with their sons and to model healthy behaviors for them. Organizations from educational, faith-based, national and local nonprofits, as well as individual families and community members will be engaged and mobilized for this historic event. At present, there are 30 organizations (8 national) in 31 cities registered as official NSON partners with the list of participants expanding daily.
In the wake of the protests and activities around the country involving Black males, students at Richard Wright Public Charter School created a public service announcement (PSA) (http://youtu.be/6SlJHPZnyi0) to bring attention to individuals who have lost their lives. The PSA is a riveting testament to how violence and the loss of life affects young men all across this country. “It is a pleasure to see our students give voice to their feelings through this creative process,” says national filmmaker and teacher at the school, Janks Morton.
Richard Wright Public Charter School, located in our nations capital, is one of the most recent organizations to sign up for NSOSN. The charter school has been recognized on several occasions by national and local media outlets, as well as receiving multiple invitations from First Lady Michelle Obama to participate in White House sponsored symposiums. “Being able to contribute to the National Save Our Sons Night in this manner speaks to what our school stands for and what our youth care about,” says Dr. Marco Clark, CEO.
If you would like to join this national movement and plan an activity in your community for our sons, visit www.saveoursonsnight.com for further information and to be listed as a partnering organization.
For more information on National Save Ours Sons Night and other affiliated events, visit www.saveoursonsnight.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Fathers Incorporated (FI)
Fathers Incorporated (FI), a not-for-profit organization, serves as a leader in the promotion of Responsible Fatherhood and Mentoring. Its international, national, and local focus raises awareness about, and combats the impact of father absence. Fathers Incorporated works to change the current societal and cultural definition of family to include fathers. To learn more, please visit www.fathersincorporated.com
About Richard Wright Public Charter School For Journalism and Media Arts
Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts mission is to transform students in grades 8-12 into well-versed media contributors by providing a student-centered environment that connects them to the classics and modern languages and a curriculum focused on strong writing skills and vocabulary. Learn more at www.richardwrightpcs.org