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Beachwood City Schools

African American Affinity Group

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide guidance and support to our African American community. Our goal is to keep our community aware academically and socially. Our hope is to build a village for families to feel welcomed to Beachwood.
President: Kandi Kee-Bey
Vice President: Lori Crump
Secretary: Sharnez Payne
Public Relations: Danelle Edwards

Email us with any questions or inquiries at [email protected]
If you are interested in joining, please fill out the Affinity Group interest form. 

News and Events

Upcoming meetings (Held at Beachwood Board of Education):
Wednesday, November 29, 2023. 7pm – 8pm
Thursday, January 11, 2024, 7pm – 8pm
Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 7pm – 8pm

Upcoming Events: 
Black History Celebration 
Beachwood High School
Sunday, February 25, 2024

Juneteenth Celebration 2024
Beachwood Aquatic Center
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
4pm - 7pm

Juneteenth Celebration 2023
The African American Affinity Group collaborated with the City of Beachwood to host the community's first-ever Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2023.  Juneteenth commemorates the day enslaved people in Texas learned they were free on June 19, 1865. Hundreds gathered for the celebration, which featured 30 vendors, face painting, balloon twisting, and outdoor games. Beachwood Middle School students opened the festivities by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black National Anthem. Guests spent the afternoon mingling, dancing, and playing on the playground adjacent to the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center.

Juneteenth Celebration 2023

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Affinity Group Interest Form
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