Black History Month

February is Black History Month. It’s a time for everyone to celebrate the role of the black community in U.S. history — both past and present. African American children make up 33% of foster care children nationwide and it’s important for them to hear these stories of adversity, resilience, and hope. But don’t just focus on stories of hardship, you should also share stories of joy.

At Centene, we strive to help foster parents create empowering and safe environments for the children in their care. And finding ways to celebrate Black History Month can be beneficial to both kids and foster parents.  

  • Attend local Black History Month events
  • Visit an African American museum in your area
  • Shop or eat at a Black-owned business or restaurant
  • Enjoy movies like “Hidden Figures,” “Black Panther,” or “42” as a family

Find more resources and ways to celebrate Black History Month at