Helping Black children understand race
and embrace their ethnicity and heritage
Who we Are
Through a blend of interactive professional development for educators, classes with parents, dynamic arts festivals, and community engagement, the P.R.I.D.E. program fosters positive racial identity in Black children, aged 3 to 8, in the city of Pittsburgh.
Celebrating Africana culture through arts activities designed for Black children
Providing educators with knowledge and skills to support a child's positive racial identity
The P.R.I.D.E. Program was born out of the 2016 study entitled “Positive Racial identity Development in Early Education: Understanding P.R.I.D.E. in Pittsburgh.” The report details the scholarship supporting positive racial identity. But that’s just where our research began. We have since conducted our own research while continually learning and incorporating new research into our work.