Equity + Education
Equitable education means giving every student access to the resources and educational rigor they need regardless of race, gender, language, disability, family background, or family income. The goal is for all children to achieve their highest potential as individuals and to become productive members of society.
The Equity and Education subcommittee has chosen three main focus areas for 2022:
- WESTERLY HILLS ACADEMY + CORE CHURCH – Expand support for students and families in zip code 28208 many of whom are negatively impacted by poverty, hunger, lack of affordable housing stability, (over)working parents, and lack of transportation. Explore opportunities for partnering with Core Church to support these families
- COVID-19 TRAUMA – Ensure training for partners (teachers, administrators, tutors) to understand the added layer of trauma created by the pandemic and the mental/emotional health consequences.
- LITERACY – Encourage best practices for reading mastery (a bellwether predictor for success in school) from the earliest possible age and engage more FPC members in proven effective literacy programs.
For science of reading implementation, strong instructional materials are essential
Public education takes hit in Senate budget
Education advocates take on this year’s legislative session
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SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEERS
Camp is located at Westerly Hills Academy on Mondays - Thursdays and at First Presbyterian on Fridays. Volunteer to tutor, lead a field trip, or lead story time.
westerly Hills Academy school store
Help support Westerly Hills Academy by purchasing treats assisting staff with the school store.