HASLETT - Haslett High School Black Student Union had a fundraising event on Wednesday, October 21st, within the birthday party of Milton L. Scales, Trustee of the Meridian Township Board. Scales helped establish this organization in 2013.
Haslett High School Black Student Union (BSU) is a multi-racial group of Haslett High School students committed to intellectual, cultural, social, and ethnic and identity diversity. Their focus is to build awareness, education, and a new level of consciousness about being an African American in today's society.
"The African American community in the high school had a lot to say and a lot to share, and I felt like we needed a space for that," said Jonathan Gerry, the Vice President and the Founder of BSU.
BSU also drives positive racial relations at school by promoting mutual respect for all cultures and identities. BSU members strive for higher education, greater achievement, and enhanced community service.
BSU informs that the first $500 raised will go toward the purchase of a seat in the new Haslett High School Performing Arts Center with a personalized donor plate in the name of BSU, and remaining funds will be used as seed money for other activities.
Many joined the event donating for BSU and enjoyed the food and entertainment at the event.