New Program: Strong Teens, Strong Neighborhoods

Posted by on July 2, 2007

Strong Teens, Strong Neighborhoods

Public/Private Ventures is field-testing a new curriculum – Strong Teens, Strong Neighborhoods – designed to increase reading and writing ability during summer hours. As the name of the program indicates, the curriculum has a community focus; it was created in partnership with Youth Communication, a nonprofit journalism training program.

Strong Teens, Strong Neighborhoods will be implemented this summer in two youth serving agencies in New York City-Harlem RBI and Groundwork-and will be used in 10 classrooms, reaching 200 7th-9th graders. Through a grant from the Taconic Foundation, P/PV is collaborating with Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning to provide technical assistance for this project to ensure that current best practices in summer learning are reflected in programming. This work is made possible by the generous support of the Altman Foundation, the Clark Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation.

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