February Monthly Newsletter

BLACK FRIDAY COLLEGE FUND NEWSLETTER

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” - Maya Angelou

FEBRUARY is the month of love. Valentine's Day is around the corner, a day steeped in eggshell blue boxes, generous gifts, sweet words and nearly too many chocolate candies to overwhelm anyone's emotional tank. Make the most of this day by connecting with the student in your life!

Here's a suggestion: send a "love" note the old-fashioned way. Break out the notecards, or a hilarious card and jot a few words of encouragement. Remind them that they aren't alone while they navigate through these new spaces, assignments, and exams. Finalize the sweet touch by adding in their go-to candy bar.

Drop this in the mail on Monday, and voilà love spreads by Wednesday! 

Sent with love,

The BFCFund Board

P.S. Each month we will send our newsletter featuring a meaningful way(s) to connect with your student. If you have a helpful suggestion, reach out at info@bfcfund.org. 

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February Educational Roundup

  1. High School education graduation rates are increasing. Some say another story is being told.
    Education Week

  2. Here's another list of scholarships for black students. Black Enterprise

  3. From a student's voice, an appeal on why all students should learn computer science. SeattleTimes

  4. Students can be secretive, so how do you handle yourself when you discover something amiss in their texts? Atlantic

  5. Recently, BFCFund went live with President Dave Woo and Derrick Little, a college student to discuss student needs. BFCFund 

  6. Stereotypes detrimentally impact students and their ability to succeed. Read through this study to discover why.  AERA