Reach Society

The Panther Experience & Quiz

This article marks the start of a process for launching Reach Society’s Panther Experience (or PE) for the benefit of the modern Black community (or MBC). This idea comes from the desire by Reach Society’s leadership team (or LT) to use the time during social distancing to maximise the benefits to the children in the MBC.

In debating this matter the LT discovered a good deal about the backgrounds in which they were raised, and they shared information about the environments they had created for the raising or nurturing of their own children. The outcome of this debate led to the identification of a set of groups for describing their experiences.

The leadership team has chosen to call its findings the Panther Experience, and the groups the Panther Groups.

The five distinct Panther Groups are defined hereby:

A Panther family is a home in which both mum and dad are engaged in the emotional, social and intellectual (or ESI) development of the children, from birth through to adulthood.

A Panther mum is a home in which just mum is engaged in the ESI development of the children.

A Panther dad is a home in which just dad is engaged in the ESI development of the children.

A Panther spirit is a home in which the children are self-taught as neither of the parents or carers are engaged in their ESI development (they provide food and shelter, but not much more).

A Panther community is a home in which many different people or carers are engaged in the ESI development of the children.

The Panther Experience Quiz

 In order to help the modern Black community to understand the Panther Experience we are inviting everyone to do this short PE Quiz.

Q1. For your upbringing, which Panther Group do you believe applied most to you? Select one of these 5 options:

  • A Panther family
  • A Panther mum
  • A Panther dad
  • A Panther spirit
  • A Panther community

Q2. For your children’s upbringing, which Panther Group do you most wish to offer them? Select one of these 5 options:

  • A Panther family
  • A Panther mum
  • A Panther dad
  • A Panther spirit
  • A Panther community

Q3. Do you wish to know more about the Panther Experience? Select one of these two options:

  • Yes
  • No

If yes, contact Reach Society via this email address – [email protected] 

For further information about the Panther Experience just click on the link hereby to view issue 15 of the Society’s newsletter:  

Dr Dwain Neil OBE, Reach Society, Chairman

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