Ahmad is a remarkable young man who has worked hard to become an outstanding reader and student since the first grade in the M.A.S.T.R. Kids Program.
Bridgette Heller, Co-Founder and Volunteer CEO of the Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation, shares her passion for reading that was instilled at a young age, and why it lead her to create the M.A.S.T.R. Kids program, one of four children’s literacy programs funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board. Bridgette also shares how her organization has had to pivot to serve children during COVID, and how important relationships have been during these challenging times.
Meet Isaiah Tell us a little about yourself. I am Isaiah, and I am a preteen. I live with both my parents and four siblings. I am in the 7th grade. I attend church regularly and I admire our pastor. The position I play on my Varsity Pee Wee football team is defensive tackle. I …
As our students returned to school with the pandemic still raging in our community, we took a moment to remind ourselves of our role. We ground our students by providing a loving community that celebrates a history which places them at its center. We prepare our students by setting high expectations and helping them develop the educational tools to exceed them!
In STEAM Class students combined imagination and science to create superheroes. They designed costumes and logos. They discussed the science that they could use to create super-powers like “seeing through things”, flight, teleportation, “lightning power” and “Super Infinity packing – pack things fast so won’t be late for school and you pack as much as you want – Unlimited space!”