It’s Monday [clap] at Harambee [clap] and Freedom Schools’ in the House! Young Scholars in Woodlawn spend their summer in a full-day literacy and enrichment program. The Integrated Reading Curriculum of the Freedom Schools program uses stories rooted in Civil Rights history and principles, and encourages young scholars to take action on issues that are important to them.
Sexton parents are hard at work learning about the CPS transition to Common Core Learning Standards. As part of the Parent Leadership Initiative, Ruby Davis (left), Wendy Woods (center) and George Jones (right) are familiar faces in the school, volunteering almost daily to make sure that teachers and students have what they need in the classrooms and hallways.
A Fermi student leads his team at the Young Men & Women of Promise Leadership Retreat. Students from four schools gathered at Camp Manitoqua for what was for many a first overnight trip to the wilderness, complete with bonfire and s’mores. During the day students challenged themselves with team-building games and a sky-high zipline!
Network of Woodlawn (NOW) community organizer Terrance Miller and Fiske Parent Leader Lavida Boswell are all smiles at the “Parents Matter” celebration, which recognized parents for their commitment to Woodlawn schools.
Middle school students participate in a Promising Young Leaders & Readers training to help them lead literacy activities for their younger students. Student Leaders are the backbone of this program, which was designed under the philosophy of “each one, teach one.”