The Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR)
Black Education Strategy Roundtable (BESR) is the only Washington based organization with a specific focus on the education of Black/African American students. Through advocacy in coalition with others we work to improve public education from early learning through higher education.
OUR VISION: 100% of Black/African American students will graduate with a meaningful high school diploma, exceptionally prepared for college, work, productive citizenship and life.
OUR MISSION: To achieve systemic changes in education that result in excellence and equity for Black/African American students at all levels of the education continuum and raise the bar for all students.
IN SERVE OF: All Black/African American students attending education institutions in Washington State through early to post secondary learning.
Our constituency includes those families, parents, educators, caregivers, friends, and other interested adults, children, and youth who want better educational outcomes for African Americans.
OUR VALUES: The education of Black/African American students is the most important and urgent matter facing our community. Specifically, we value: