In search of solutions for the African -American community, Hotep promotes #Familyood as a systemic approach to increasing development from within the community utilizing schools as the center for development.
#Familyhood is systematic because #Familyhood is an inter-generational strategy that promotes each generation to play it’s specific role in the overall, collective, strategy.
#Familyhood is driven by two main motto’s. 1) The Friends of School Motto- which states, “every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and grocery store.” 2) The Mo’ Better Food Motto- which states, ” every school shall have a functioning Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association.”

In a nutshell, #Famiyhood promotes students attending schools to “play the role” of being active participants in their schools Student Government Association. #Familyhood promotes parents of these students to “play the role” of being active members of the schools Parent Teacher Association and Alumni of the school, to “play the role” of becoming active members in their schools Alumni Association.

All of the above comes together through the monthly volunteer/recruitment day called 1stSaturdays. 1stSaturdays, represents the first Saturday of every month as the official monthly volunteer/ recruitment day at school sites.

#1stSaturdays promotes schools to “Save the Dates” of all the 1st Saturdays of the year as the day, each month, to work on The Mo’Better Food Motto, while allowing space/updates from the schools three main school- based membership organizations.

If you would like to organize a 1st Saturday’s at a school near you, click here.

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Black in has a mission of promoting Oakland into a profit “The Black.” promotes #Familyhood as a vision and the #1stSaturdays strategy of advancing Oakland into “The Black.”

#Familyhood identifies the school in every community as the nucleus for the communities development.

#Familyhood is driven by two main motto’s 1) #Friendsofschool and 2) #Mobetterfood

#Friendsofschool says, “Every school shall have a functioning student government association, parent teacher association and alumni association.”

#Mobetterfood says, “every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and a grocery store.”

Where do we start? We start with #1stSaturdays – the official monthly volunteer day.

Every 1st Saturday of the month, representatives of the three main organizations meet at the school to plan their school garden, farmers market and grocery store.
To learn more, watch a PSA for 1stSaturdays here.

Visualize, these school- based organizations collaborating and managing their garden, their farmers market, their grocery store.

This vision is what we call #Familyhood.

Created by David N. Roach aka Hotep!

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