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Mom Creates BIPOC-Led Pods And Microschools Group To Keep Kids Of Color From Educational Trauma


Parents are looking for a sense of community during this difficult time. Nowhere is that more clear than on Facebook with the start of Pods and MicroSchools.

More than 20 million people in the US are part of over 100,000 parenting groups on Facebook. Parents have looked to those groups more during the health crisis. 67% of people say that Facebook Groups have become more important to them since March in a recent survey.

Nikolai Pizarro de Jesus understood the power of parenting groups. After being told about a group where parents were starting to make alternative schooling plans when fall began to look uncertain, Nikolai started one of her own.

BIPOC-Led Pandemic Pods And MicroSchools aimed not only to provide educational solutions, as other similar groups did. There was an equally important objective to cater to also. They wanted to correct their children’s educations in areas where a white heteronormative and patriarchal curriculum failed them.

Nikolai has been homeschooling her rising 7th grader since they experienced educational trauma in their child’s time in kindergarten. She was prepared to facilitate the change for many families looking for a fresh start. Nikolai shared her story with LittleThings.

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