Take Back Our Kids (T.B.O.K) is the parent outreach and engagement initiative developed and
implemented by Restore Assemble Produce (R.A.P.) to ensure parents have access, education and awareness to all the tools, community support, and power, to effectively advocate for their students’ academic success. Take back Our Kids specifically operates with an equity lens to guarantee the “all students” statement(s), ascribed by schools and their districts, is inclusive to youth who experience disparity in exclusionary discipline practices, low graduation rates, high drop-out rates, and racism.
R.A.P. and its Take Back Our Kids (T.B.O.K.) staff values building the trust of parents who we see as the real leaders, not only in their households, but also in the schools and in their community.
They are the “experts” regarding their youth, their needs, and their potential. The parents are the leaders of T.B.O.K. in as the R.A.P. staff is available to serve and facilitate leadership training on restorative practices to keep youth in school, institutional racism, trauma-informed practices, and how to navigate all the rights that parents and students have in the education system.
Take Back Our Kids values community oneness and unity of purpose. Strong relationship building through the common care of each other and our youth is a mainstay of the T.B.O.K. culture. Through community fellowship meetings with parents, youth, and like-minded
individuals and groups, we envision a new era of student success and parental power that will transform lives and bring new meaning to academic success in the education system.