Black Parents Association

The Black Parents Association of the San Mateo Union High School District is a volunteer association made up of a diverse group of parents, guardians, teachers, and friends of all ethnicities who support equitable and inclusive learning environments for our students.

We are dedicated to cooperatively promoting quality education for students of African, African American, or multiracial descent while offering the best level of support and information to both students and parents. Through collaboration, participation and support, we help to enrich our students’ high school journey preparing them to reach their fullest potential.

We are dedicated to promoting quality education for our students. Support us today!

Without our courageous, caring, and supportive donors, the BPA could not do the transformative and impactful work that we do. To each of you who have not only helped to empower voice and inspire minds, but help make dreams of higher education possible – we say, “Thank you!”

You help to transform futures. You are appreciated:

  • Honorary Batiste Family Scholarship Fund
  • Ralph Simpson, Sr. Memorial Fund
  • Gladys Young Memorial Fund
  • Steven Paul Friedman Foundation
  • Forster Family Foundation
  • St. James AME Zion Church
  • North Central Neighborhood Association
  • NAACP – San Mateo Branch
  • Mary Hollis Memorial Fund
  • Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo

Over the past 36 years, The Black Parents Association (BPA) of the San Mateo Union High School District has helped students to seek and afford opportunities for higher education. Our Association provides scholarships, scholastic resources, and book awards to students attending Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Hillsdale, Mills, Peninsula, San Mateo Middle College, San Mateo High School, Crystal Springs Upland School and Serra High School.

The BPA has a special focus on low to moderate income High School Seniors. The scholarships that the BPA provides to students helps to defray the costs of college tuition, text books, and other fees related to their college course work. Without these funds, many graduating students would not be able to afford higher education.

Your donation not only honors and encourages selected students, but it can literally make the difference in allowing them to complete their college coursework. Your donation goes towards meeting the students’ college expenses and works to secure their higher education and career objectives.

This program selects only qualified graduating students in SMUHSD, Crystal Spring Upland School and Serra High School who have met a grade point average of 2.5 or higher; shown community involvement; possess leadership qualities, positive attitude and commitment.

We are in need of your support to make this year’s BPA fundraising goal a success. Every dollar counts towards our goal. Every dollar makes a difference in our college-bound students’ lives. Together we can give our young people the opportunity and inspiration they need to reach a better future.

Please make checks payable to:

Black Parents Association, S.M.U.H.S.D. All checks should be mailed to P.O. Box 101, San Mateo, CA 94401 (All donations are tax deductible. The Black Parents Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) – If you have any questions, please call (650) 292-1784.

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Dear visitor, we need your support.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” And it also takes a village to support our teenagers. We need helping hands on every end, and by either becoming a member or donating, you can really make a difference.