The Cleveland Job Corps Center planned various activities throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. Students and staff engaged in a Black History Scavenger Hunt where students answered questions to receive prizes. Students and staff re-enacted African American movies during “a Night at the Improv”. Students also chose a person of inspiration and created a board or tee shirt to pay tribute to them during Important Poem. They also enjoyed a Black History-themed Open Mic Night where they performed songs, poems, or rap that has inspired and encouraged them.
The month concluded on February 24, 2021, with a virtual Panel in which leaders of the community participated to discuss the state of the city of Cleveland. The panelist included: Rev Dr. Marvin McMickles Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church (Religion/ Spirituality), City Councilman Basheer Jones of ward 7 (Politics), Dr. Veronica E. Issac, M.D Cleveland Clinic Adolescent Medicine Specialist (Medicine), Honorable Michael Nelson, Sr., J.D. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge (Legal System), and Monica Grays (Entrepreneur). Students were engaged as they listened to panelists discuss issues that plague urban communities within the city and they asked informative questions.