A Month in the Rosa Parks Youth Program


Author: Davon Mann

The Rosa Parks youth program is starting February off with a bang. On February 8th will we doing our 1st Fitness Friday of the year. We will have a  Zumba instructor come in and teach the basic exercise move along with dance moves from all over the world.  As we well know the rise in technology has limited our youths desire to be active so this is a great opportunity for them to exercise and have fun. On February 15th IHOP is coming in to make pancakes with our kids. Ihop brings in all types of candies & toppings for our kids to decorate these huge pancakes. It will be a fun time and we thank IHOP for providing this opportunity for our youth.

On Thursday, 21 February, we are hosting our annual Family Legacy Dinner.  Everyone brings a favorite family dish, memories are shared of each family's legacy and the Rosa Parks community is renewed. On February 22nd we will be screening the Marvel movie “Black Panther” in honor of Black history month. You may be wondering what does a comic book character have to do with Black history. Well, Black Panther was the 1st  Mega budget film to have a have a African American director (Ryan Coogler) & a predominantly African American starring cast. In addition, the film is the 9th highest grossing film of all-time & has won 63 awards including Best Movie, Best Director, & Best Performance by a Cast.  Lastly, Time Magazine did an amazing article on the importance of not only the film Black Panther but its impact on society. Please feel free to check out the article. Wakanda Forever!  http://time.com/black-panther/