JEWELS in Our Backyard
University of Rhode Island & South Kingstown Schools
This project centers around 24 middle school and high school students in South Kingstown from three different schools and 24 undergraduates from a variety of majors at the University of Rhode Island. South Kingstown guidance counselor, Tasha Evans, and URI Professor, Diane Kern, will partner to match at-risk students in grades 5-12 with URI undergraduates from diver backgrounds and majors to participate in a series of events at URI to foster relationships. Curriculum includes strengths-based leadership training, talents and values identification, communication skills and cultural competence.
March Into Reading 2014: Hidden Treasures
Salve Regina University & Newport Public Schools
The March Into Reading program incorporates children’s book authors/illustrators and thirteen public and private K-8 schools on Aquidneck Island. Books by these authors and illustrators are distributed to schools beforehand, along with suggested student activities. Teachers and librarians incorporate activities into their lesson plans, e.g. author studies, creative writing, and expository writing. The program culminates with a family literacy festival held at Salve Regina University. Readings, presentations, and signings by the authors and illustrators take place. Activity areas are created and taught by Salve Regina University students majoring in education.
AfterBACS Fitness Class
Blackstone Academy Charter School & Bryant University
Bryant student and Sociology Professor Judith McDonnell will work with Blackstone students and PE/Wellness staff at Blackstone to develop and execute after-school fitness programming for high school students to meet graduation requirements for physical education. In addition, there is a need in the Pawtucket community for low-income students/families to learn how to become and stay physically fit without having to spend a lot of money.
Freshman Academy After-School Program
Salve Regina University & Rogers High School
The Salve Regina/Rogers High School Freshman Academy is a dropout prevention program for a targeted group of underperforming ninth graders at Rogers High developed through the partnership of the Secondary Education Program at Salve Regina University and the Newport Public Schools. PFS funds will support recruitment and greater student involvement in the Newport Community School after-school Academic Lab Program designed to provide tutorial support for students.