June 18, 2021

Thank you for joining BGCSF’s Juneteenth celebration! 

However you choose to honor this important day, we’re glad you’re making a commitment to learning more about our country’s history and building a more inclusive world. 

Here are some helpful resources for celebrating Juneteenth for kids and adults of all ages:

For young members: 

For teens and tweens:

For adults and allies:

  • Watch Netflix’s “High on the Hog” – explaining how African American cuisine has inspired American culture. 
  • There are also countless podcasts, here’s one of our favorites. 


We can’t wait to hear how your family celebrated Juneteenth! Contact your local Clubhouse or check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information about our Juneteenth activities. If you haven’t yet, be sure to read Don Fisher Clubhouse Director Spencer Tolliver’s blog: Thoughts, Words, and Action: Addressing Racism as a Youth Development Organization.”

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