SWAG holds annual Black History Month Celebration
JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)-
SWAG, Sisters With Aspiring Goals held their annual Youth Black History Month Celebration
“We want to honor our black educators. And also we want to honor all the kids to let them know more about our black history, what's going on in the city of Jackson,” SWAG director Ella Watkins said.
SWAG is all about mentoring young women, "We mentor young girls from age 5 to 18 years old and we do various programs out into the community…so is to learn them a lot about life and building up their self-esteem and let them know they can do anything in this world that they won't want to do," Watkins said.
Tonight's celebration included speeches from Dr. Charles Clark and Dr. Harrell Carter, as well as performances from Carita Cole and the Pure Classe Performing Arts Academy.
The event at Floral Cakes Bakery was to celebrate the past, present, and future of black history.
Watkins said, “It's so important for our youth to start doing things in the community of giving back and knowing more about the culture with the black history.”
Youth attending the event were encouraged to keep going and to become a part of Black history today.