Student leaders at William Allen High School have a lot to be proud of this school year with the creation of the school’s Black Student Union – the only club of its kind at any Lehigh Valley high school. When students of color at WAHS felt their history and challenges weren’t talked about in the school building, they wasted no time creating that space for themselves. The Black Student Union, advised by CIS Site Coordinator Dolly Amaro, maintains a mission to educate peers about black history and black excellence while also calling for continued efforts aimed at social justice within the school community and its surrounding neighborhoods.

The club’s busy school year included a tribute and educational luncheon in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.; reading to and educating younger peers about black history at the high school’s surround Allentown School District elementary schools; and even a Juneteenth flag raising ceremony during the COVID-19 school shutdowns. Watch the video below to see more highlights from the Black Student Union in the 2019-2020 school year!

To make a donation in direct support of WAHS Black Student Union and their initiatives during the school year, visit our donate page and restrict your gift to “WAHS Black Student Union.”