Roots and Wings School Writing History

Goal: $ 500

No of Donation: 13

 

 

Goal: $ 500
Amount Raised: $ 515.25
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 13
Category : Education
Url : http://www.alternativebreaks.org
Contact Number : 8009030646
Address : 2451 Cumberland Parkway
State : Atlanta
City : Georgia
Country : US
Zipcode : 30339

Challenge

There is need for education reform in New Mexico where remote schools are integral to the community's survival, and schools and communities worked together for each other's benefit. Declining population and dwindling economic opportunities are ongoing struggles, and promising rural revitalization efforts launched in 2005 have since lost funding. Advocates for education reform nationally or locally are sporadic or muted in these isolated and underfunded communities.

Solution

Break Away's mission is to train, assist, and connect campuses and communities in promoting quality alternative break programs that inspire lifelong active citizenship. Break Away's vision is a society of active citizens: people who value the community as a priority when making life decisions.
This microproject will allow local students at a small K-8 small community charter school to publish their own novels, both improving vital writing skills and encouraging them to pursue further education. In partnering with alternative break programs, the college students will be able to support and mentor while being inspired into lives of active citizenship.

Long-Term Impact

Roots and Wings is an ideal community organization to build a long-term relationship with for alternative breakers. The volunteers meet the need of temporary capacity increase for the small staff, interaction with college role models and at the same time, the interactions with students and teachers galvanize the volunteers into a position of advocacy for the organization and overall education reform. Books will be printed and purchased - one for keeping and one to give away.

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