Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Metropolitan Cleveland Alliance of Black School Educators’ (Metro CABSE) 2022 Juneteenth Awards and Celebration. This year Metro CABSE would like to award ten Black male teachers’ plaques and ten 12th grade students from the ten supporting Cuyahoga County school districts a $500 scholarship and award. The scholarship and award recipients will be acknowledged at Metro CABSE’s annual Juneteenth Awards and Celebration on Monday, June 20, 2022, from 12 pm to 6 pm, at the Association of African American Cultural Gardens. The festivities will start with a grand parade and there will be other Juneteenth family fun and entertainment to enjoy. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Since 1981, Metro CABSE (501c3) has had a strong commitment, dedication, and a mission to fight for equity in education for all students, particularly those of African descent. These unprecedented times have been tough on families, educators, and scholars. There have been scholars and Black male teachers who are persevering through this pandemic with excellence. Our theme: “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now” exemplifies people of African descent’s resiliency in overcoming today’s challenges of systemic racism and biases in the education system.

In addition to the $500 scholarships and awards, Metro CABSE will acknowledge 9th – 12th grade scholars of African descent who meet the criteria outlined below.

Students will be recognized in the following areas:

Talented Tenth: High achieving in academics.  Criteria: Despite the obstacles of COVID-19, achieved high academic honors and attendance. 3.8 or above GPA, 90% attendance.

Cast Down Your Bucket: Students who excel in their chosen trade.  Criteria: Despite the obstacles of COVID-19, continued to learn and demonstrate high skill abilities in his/her trade skill.

Drum Major for Justice: Social justice and community involvement.  Criteria: Students who demonstrate great acts of service and/or social change in their community.

Black Men Teach in CLE: African American male teachers’ recognition.  Criteria: (a) promote students’ voices; (b) is helpful to and takes a personal interest in students; (c) uses creative or innovative instructional techniques; (d) is receptive to students’ viewpoints and ideas; (e) relates his field to other disciplines; (f) knowledge and use of effective, active, and engaging pedagogy 


Metro CABSE needs your help to accomplish our mission of hosting the 2022 Juneteenth Awards and Celebration. Please strongly consider becoming a sponsor and/or patron. Your contribution is TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.


Deadline for Event Souvenir Booklet is June 11.

Please email your ad to Dr. Robin R. Simmons at or call 440-296-3262 for further assistance.


Thank you in advance for your support in Metro CABSE’s efforts to celebrate educators and scholars for their outstanding accomplishments. 


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