10 SEPTEMBER 2015
A brand new school year is underway, and as students and educators are getting warmed up to the new school year, we want to take this time to tell you about what we have planned for Birmingham's students and introduce you to the people that are helping us make it a reality.
In 2015-2016, we will more than double our reach in Birmingham City Schools, expanding Educate Local
programs to seven middle schools as part of the GEAR UP grant and enlisting Ramsay as a new Network school. To give you an idea of what that means, we anticipate planning more than 150 program events - from college tours and in-school presentations to Network Nights and educator roundtables
- to serve more than 3,000 students and enlist the help of over 2,500 volunteers to help us make it happen.
I get excited just thinking about it!
We know that improving outcomes for students in the Birmingham City Schools is not something we or anyone else can accomplish on our own, which is why we need you to join our Network
of people who advocate for excellence in education for our kids and encourage others to do the same. You can do this by attending one of our Network nights or volunteering in one of our programs or a handful of other unique and wonderful opportunities to engage with students. Fill out the form on our website here
and we will contact you ASAP.
Of course, we also want you to follow our Facebook
, and Twitter
feeds so you can receive up-to-the-minute updates from Ed and see what our students are up to every day. And if you know about something that we should know about, too, give us a heads up by completing the short Share Your Good News
form on our website. See you at school!