National Black Child Development Week raises community awareness about important issues impacting Black children and families. In honor of the children and families we serve, the voices of concern raised by our nation's young people and leaders across the country, and NBCDI's 45th Anniversary, National Black Child Development Week 2015 highlighted the importance of literacy and systems of support in our mission to improve the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.
At NBCDI, we know that Black men are actively engaged in caring for, nurturing and educating their own children and other children in our communities. For generations, Black fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and male mentors have been present every day doing the work it takes to build strong Black children. That is why, for the 2016 NBCDI annual calendar, we are excited to feature Black Men and Their Children.
Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice were young men when they were killed by gun violence initiated by someone in a law enforcement capacity.