Community Meetings for Ebenezer D. Bassett Saturday Academy Oct 7th and Oct 21st

Ebenezer D. Bassett Saturday Academy, sponsored by the NAACP New Britain Branch will be holding community meetings on October 7th and 21st.

“Do you have a child in the 6th grade that needs a mentor?” asks the program organizers. “Have you ever thought about being a mentor? We invite you to attend the Ebenezer D. Basset Saturday Academy Mentoring Program Community Meeting.”

The NAACP New Britain Branch has been building to re-activate its Saturday Academy educational program for children. Darren Hudson chairs the Ebenezer D. Bassett Saturday Academy Committee of the NAACP New Britain Branch and Ronald P. Davis is the NAACP Branch President.

The program is named in honor of Ebenezer D. Bassett (1833-1908), who, after being the first African-American to graduate from the school that would later become Central Connecticut State University, was an educator, a prominent abolitionist and the first African-American head of a diplomatic mission from the United States.

The first meeting will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00pm in the Community Room at the New Britain Police Department Headquarters at 10 Chestnut Street.

The second meeting will be Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00am to 11:00pm at the New Britain Public Library at 20 High Street.

The email address to reach the Ebenezer D. Bassett Saturday Academy is naacpbassetacademy@gmail.com.