The inaugural Families of Students of Color BBQ welcomed over 120 members of King’s community on Monday, August 28, for an evening of connection and fun.
In her opening remarks, Head of School Carol Maoz said, “We're thrilled to have all of you here — a celebration of belonging. At King, we believe in fostering an environment where every family and student feels valued, heard, and supported.”
Dr. Clyde Beverly, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), noted, “This event, and others like it, really highlight what makes our community so special.” Adding that the diversity of attendees present highlighted the event’s inclusivity, where families of students of color could feel welcomed and supported.
Families enjoyed a BBQ and ice cream between games and dancing. They also had the opportunity to learn about additional ways to connect and support the school’s DEIB efforts at a sponsored table from the PA KInD Committee. Community events like this BBQ align with King’s mission of embracing diversity and fostering a deep sense of belonging.