Cultivating Racially and Culturally Competent Communities
Raising Multicultural Kids is dedicated to increasing racial and cultural competency in local communities through deep engagement with schools, educational experts, and local citizens. Its mission is to ensure each child sees themself modeled in curriculum, in teachers, in leadership roles and gains greater self-esteem and respect for others.
Raising Multicultural Kids was founded in 2019 after our President’s (Kelly Lamb) Kindergartener experienced multiple racial incidents at school. After reaching out to the local community for support, she found that her family was not the only one experiencing racial issues, as many kids of color began to have these experiences as early as K, 1st or 2nd grade. School-based racial incidents are a nationwide issue and certainly not unique to Easton, but a group of citizens decided to take ownership of what was happening in order to bring about positive change in the school system and community as a whole.
True to our mission to cultivate a multicultural mindset and empower social justice action, we facilitate many enrichment programs, community events, and discussions on current cultural and racial issues. Committed to supporting each other, we work closely with school and town partners to offer:
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) Services
- PreK-8 Multicultural Curriculum Programming
- Educator Training: Multicultural Curriculum
- Youth Leader Development
- Parent and Community Education: Importance of Multiculturalism
- Custom DEI&B Program Development and Design
Our school-focused initiatives provide children with the skills needed to understand, navigate and celebrate different cultures, empower participants to advocate for equality and prepare students for future employment success in this evolving global marketplace. Our public programs further support our school-based efforts as they facilitate the continuation of these conversations at home. Families and community members often reach out for a safe space to get support and resources as a means to collectively gain the strength to continue advocating for justice and equality. RMK is happy to fulfill that need as well!
We have worked with a number of other towns to share our programs and resources. If you are interesting in seeing how we can partner with your town, please email us at RMKeaston@gmail.com.