This Black Baccalaureate is about honoring our youth and instilling a sense of cultural pride in those who have fulfilled this pivotal stage in their development. The Black Baccalaureate welcomes graduating Black students from all high schools and alternative schools in the Portland area - including students who are getting their GED.

Honoring our youth is an important way to strengthen our communities, and reclaim the village concept by bringing us all back together in a very exciting way and saying "We're here for you, we support you, we believe in you.”