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Rochester AAPN

The Rochester African American Parent Network (Rochester AAPN) is part of a network of African American parent networks across Oakland County, in partnership with Oakland Schools and local districts. The Rochester AAPN has been formed to help Rochester Community Schools bridge the academic achievement gap.


The mission of the Rochester African American Parent Network (RAAPN) is to stimulate academic excellence and social development through strong parental support and partnerships with Rochester Community Schools and Oakland Intermediate Schools. RAAPN is organized to have parents, community members, and educators working together – fostering family involvement, eliminating the achievement gap and maximizing academic achievement. The organization is a partner with the Rochester Community Schools and other community partners..


  • Diversity inclusion
  • Parental visibility 
  • Child advocacy 
  • Open communication 
  • Compassionate discipline 
  • Constructive parent/teacher partnerships. 

The Rochester African American Parent Network is seeking parents and community members from all ethnic groups whom are interested in narrowing the achievement gaps in order to improve the academic performance for all children within the Rochester Community Schools area. For more information about RochesterAAPN, apply for the executive committee or to volunteer your services, please email Rochesteraapn@gmail.com

Save The Date:

Rochester, MI, (May 13, 2013) - Discover the fascinating features and adaptations of Michigan's native nocturnal animals, with the Organization for Bat Conservation at the Rochester African American Parent Network Event, Rochester Community Schools Building 501 W. University Rochester, MI 48307 at 6pm. We will investigate the importance of adaptations, how they are formed and why animals develop these amazing tools for survival. Program attendees will get a chance to meet an North American owl, flying squirrel and bats. This presentation is sponsored by Critter Catchers Inc. of southeastern MichiganCritter Catchers, Inc.  Provides humane bat removal and wildlife control for Michigan residents. We are the only wildlife company recommended by the Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) based on Cranbrook's campus. Visit www.crittercatchersinc.com for further information or call 248-432-2712.