Dr. George J. McKenna III (File photo)

The L.A. Unified School District will host African American Family Day to help students and parents navigate the road to academic success.

The free event takes place on Saturday, May 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Gardena Senior High School, located at 1301 W. 182nd St., in Gardena.  The theme is “Cultivating a Path to a Brighter Future with Infinite Possibilities.”

LAUSD board members, Dr. George McKenna III and Dr. Richard Vladovic, along with Austin Beutner, LAUSD superintendent, will be on hand to share strategies and resources to aid young people in their college and career journeys.  Also, Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda, Tyler Okeke, LAUSD student board member, and senior district staff will participate.

The agenda includes information on instructional assets-based programs and financial aid for higher education. In addition, the Granderson Scholarship Awards will be presented and students enrolled in the Gifted Network for African American Students and Families will be recognized.

Other activities will feature workshops, panel presentations, vendors and entertainment by several elementary, middle and high school performing arts teams.

Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch. To register, visit http://bit.ly/AfricanAmericanFamilyDay2019or email [email protected]