Reclaiming the Rochester Public Schools Presentation with Kendall and Sheila Qualls

On Thursday, September 22, the 4 Your Candidates hosted a special event headlined by Kendall and Sheila Qualls titled “Reclaiming the Rochester Public Schools.” This incredible couple has a vision of our future where black and other minority communities are empowered and taking charge of their lives. The mission statement of their organization, TakeCharge MN, is as follows:

Our mission is to inspire and educate black and other minority communities of their full rights and privileges as Americans granted to them by the Constitution. We desire to inspire them to take charge of their own lives, the lives of their children and not to rely on government and politicians for redemption and prosperity. We do not apologize for embracing America or its history. We believe that a well-grounded knowledge of American and world history strengthens our diverse country.

Kendall and Sheila Qualls, TakeCharge MN

Listen to Kendall and Sheila Qualls’ podcast Fully Charged and check out their organization at

The Qualls’ common-sense wisdom aligns with the 4 Your Children candidates and the issues they stand for. During this event the candidates had an opportunity to highlight the issues important to them.

Thank you to everyone for coming out for this event. A special thank you to Kendall and Sheila Qualls for their influence, leadership, and wisdom that inspires us.

Learn more. Do more.

See the resources below for more ways to become involved in shaping the future for our children.

Resources for Parents, Guardians, and Concerned Citizens

Rochester School district info (map of RPS district) (link to RPS meeting agendas and policies)

MN Dept of Education–3 (report card for school districts and schools)

Voter Resources (find your polling location)