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Parents of African American Students in Novi (P.A.A.S.N.), was formed in 2006 by parents of Black children, who saw a need for open dialogue regarding issues, inequalities, concerns, academics and topics involving the Black Students in the Novi Community School District. Since our inception, P.A.A.S.N. has grown and evolved into a dynamic organization that seeks to help Black students achieve their goals in the community.
The mission of P.A.A.S.N. is is to center and celebrate Black Excellence, help strenghten the Black family with the resources, education, funding and programming to thrive and be successfull globally.
We anchor our work in the knowledge that Black Families have a right to a peaceful education and a peaceful existence in the communities where they live. We know the brilliance and excellence of Black children is strong and we are working to ensure our children can thrive, not just survive their K-12 educational journey.

One of the unique aspects of PAASN we value is the diversity; each member of our group has a different experience, a different story, each with their own reason for being on the journey of advocacy, but it is always focused on the wellness and safety of our children and community.
To become active or to find out more information about the Parents of African American Students in Novi, contact your Novi school’s principal, email PAASN or call 248-716-5229.

Tia Marie Sanders is the President of PAASN