June 15, 2023

Honoring Juneteenth

Every June 19, Friends of the Children honors Juneteenth, commemorating the history and legacy of formerly enslaved Black Americans. Juneteenth is a day of jubilation, marking the day enslaved people in Texas were notified of their emancipation.  

Belonging, equity, justice, and liberation are important as we continue to work together to ensure Black children and staff are valued, respected, and honored. At Friends of the Children, we celebrate Juneteenth in support of the pride, resiliency, and contributions of Black Americans in our program and our communities.