EMANYATTA

Saturday African American Pride School

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Overview & Primary Goal

Emanyatta is a program to see if early culturally sensitive and culturally enriching intervention will positively impact students.  This pilot program was created to specifically serve as a buffer for students of African descent as they navigate environments which often denigrate their heritage and view them negatively. 

Increasing black students’ understanding of their history and culture to bolster their self-esteem was a primary goal. Research has shown that students with such knowledge and who have positive self-esteem do better in school and overall in life.