A Message from Kimberly Bostic, President and CEO of Starfish Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer McCloud
June 2, 2020 P: 317.588.6314
STARFISH INITIATIVE ISSUES A STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE CALL FOR JUSTICE
A message from Kimberly Bostic, President and CEO of Starfish Initiative
Starfish Initiative stands with our community as we visit yet again another time in our history of civil unrest across our nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of George Floyd and all of the other families of those that have lost loved ones at the hands of injustice across our city and our nation.
We stand in solidarity with our community during this time. We too are hurt by the continued struggle resulting from the effects of centuries old systematic racism and oppression of black and brown people across this country. As John Kennedy said, “the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man is threatened.”
Every day, Starfish Initiative works to inspire, encourage, and prepare academically-promising, high school students to face and overcome unearned adversity and that includes overcoming our nation's greatest adversity, racism.
We stand with you, as you exercise your Constitutional Right to peacefully assemble and protest to have your voices heard. We understand your frustration.
We share the sentiment of our community partners and our city in that we implore those that choose to engage in destructive and violent behavior to find positive and constructive ways to demonstrate and express themselves.
Starfish Initiative is committed to ensuring all students have equal access to Education, equal opportunity for Economic Stability and equal Protection Under the Law.
Together We stand, Together We are United and Together We shall Overcome.
About Starfish Initiative - Starfish Initiative inspires, encourages, and prepares academically-promising, high students facing unearned adversity for college and career success. Starfish works toward this goal by providing individual “college coach” mentors for over 400 high school students and by supporting Starfish college students with the aim of achieving a college degree. For more information about Starfish Initiative, visit www.starfishinitiative.org.