Frayser Community Schools will continue the observance of Juneteenth (June 19) as an annual, paid company holiday. Our organization began observing this day as a holiday in 2020. Juneteenth, is an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. As a result of the observance, all FCS buildings and network offices will be closed, June 18, 2021.
“As we embark on our new initiative of being an actively antiracist organization it is imperative that we observe Juneteenth as a national holiday. We truly want to embody being the change we want to see. Trailblazers— fearless in our pursuit of what’s right— as we set the example of what should be and forge a pathway to expectations of the future.”- Dr. Bobby White, FCS Founder/CEO.
The observance of Juneteenth is one of the many ways FCS will continue our fight against racism and systemic inequality. We encourage our faculty, staff, students, and families to use this time to reflect and engage within their communities.