|Black Student Union (BSU)|
BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)
The purpose of the BSU is to train students of Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School to become leaders for themselves, their families, their communities, and school. The organization’s mission is to analyze and resolve the stereotypes and barriers between ourselves and others, and to build commUNITY within our own as well as with other cultures and individuals by applying honor and respect. Beyond, the BSU is a safe place for minority students to express, debate and celebrate Black culture, history and politics.
The program will consist of activities that will foster academic excellence, pride, emotional maturity, communal responsibility, and college and career exploration. The activities will consist of open forums, college events/visits, partnership(s) with Black Greek Intercollegiate Organizations (BGIOs), public speaking, community service, fundraising, and creative expressions through poetry, music, short stories, and step/dance. To establish an effective relationship, the activities also include sports, games, and watching appropriate movies.
Membership into BSU is open for any student that would like to improve themselves. Members are required to accept core values of: FRATERNITY/SORORITY, RESPONSIBILITY, CommUNITY, and CREATIVITY. Members are also expected to not have any disciplinary referrals beyond the time of enrollment into the organization.
BSU meets weekly on Tuesdays after school, from 3:10pm-4pm. In order to attend any field trips, members should attend meetings regularly.
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