In 2016, National African-American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) was celebrated at South Shore PK- 8 School in Seattle. NAAPID is a national holiday celebrated in February that promotes family engagement, recognizes the brilliance of Black students and affirms education as a cultural value of the African diaspora. The event called for one hundred Black men to greet and usher students into school with enthusiastic high fives. In an extraordinary act of civic involvement, 256 answered the call.
NAAPID influenced the formation of MoHundred by ten community volunteers to support the academic goals, social-emotional learning, and cultural identity of Black children. Formed of diverse Black men and fathers from the community, MoHundred members include: Anthony Shoecraft (City of Seattle), Kirk Mead (Washington Federal), Chukundi Salisbury (100 Black Parents), Chinua Lambie (Providence St. Joseph Health), Allen Branch (HoneyWell), Earl Parker, Jr. (Port of Seattle), Les Liggins (Seattle Police, retired), Aaron