Different understanding and perspectives; Eugene NAACP reinvents back-to-school program
EUGENE, Ore. - The NAACP Eugene Chapter is re-inventing a national program to help students in the Eugene-Springfield area go back to school, and stay in school.
NAACP leaders have been hosting their "Back to School - Stay in School" program since the start of the new school year. Program leaders mentor kids and parents on a variety of topics, including social justice issues and the importance of giving back to the community.
"Figuring out ways that we can educate students and give them a really comprehensive understanding of difficult cultures, different religions, different perspectives, different ages, and representation too," said Brittany Judson, program coordinator for the NAACP.
Judson says she's seen more participation this term, and hopes to continue to see consistency in the program.
The mentoring projects happen every Saturday at the LCC Downtown campus.