On February 22nd, Women with Visions Unlimited in collaboration with Monroe Elementary after school (READY) program hosted the Youth Black History Program at the Hanford Civic Auditorium.
Students from Hanford West Black Student Union (BSU) participated with a step team, the Freedom Steppers also Marlena's dance troupe and Ambika Mathis' positive rap group performed. There was an inspirational poem and a Langston Hughes reading. The students gave honor to famous Black people who contributed to American History.
They gave tribute to people such as Jackie Robinson, George Washington Carver, Florence Griffith Joyner (FloJo), Ella Baker, Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jackson, Maya Angelou, and Simone Biles, just to name a few. They were very excited to give their presentations. Mr Daryl Du'chene was our speaker of the hour. The theme of the event was, "Never Give Up / Failure is not an Option."
Along with that theme, Mr. Du'chene illustrated so beautifully, the boxer Rocky Marciano and his mentality that even if you are knocked down you never, ever give up. What a wonderful night of inspiration from our youth and also great support from the community. Thank you to all that attended and we look forward to next year's Youth Black History Program.