Saturday, November 21, 2009

Where I've Been

Several of you have emailed and asked where I've been. I have been pursuing a life dream of opening a school for economically disadvantaged middle school girls. We will open our doors in August 2010. You can find the school online at Charlotte Community School for Girls. Girls at CCSG transition into young women who appreciate the power of the individual to impact her family, community, city, state, nation, and world. CCSG is a family. We attend to each girl's needs and we celebrate and value differences. Scholars learn to think, to treat each other with respect, to appreciate the benefits of cooperation, and to balance the needs of the individual with those of the community. We provide a demanding environment for learning. While mastering the fundamentals in English, math, history/culture, science, and Spanish, our scholars engage in class discussions, experiments, research projects, presentations, and performances. Every scholar has her own laptop and develops confidence and competence in the use of technology. Enrichment classes in art, music, drama, technology, world topics, special topics, physical education and service learning complete each girl's learning experience. Our scholars will break the cycle of poverty that plagues our nation's cities. They will close the global achievement gap. They will live their dreams in this great country that we call America.

I am in the process of uploading challenges that will post weekly again starting next Thursday. I will post all solutions received as they come in, but prefer for you to send your solutions in within in a week.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support. Our school will have many needs. If you'd like to be involved or learn more, please contact me at cathy@charlottecommunityschool.org.

4 comments:

Marvan said...

Congratulations for this wonderfull project. We are glad you are back but we can definately understand your priority!

Mary G said...

How blessed those girls will be! Please keep us updated on the progress of the school and just news in general.

Thanks for all the great "Think" ideas ... I never posted my kids' creations, but it was a great time for all of us.

Mary G.

juliekintaiwan said...

Sounds wonderful! Do keep us updated with your school's progress.

Think! said...

Thank you all for your support and understanding. I think I have things enough under control to resume the Think posts and will keep you informed of the progress of the school.