Community Service Learning
EDDY guides several interactive programs that teach children and their parents how to become involved in transforming their schools and the surrounding school community. EDDY conducts parent and children seminars in an effort to alleviate some of the barriers parents face when attempting to enhance their child's academic training. Seminars are structured to strengthen the relationship between students' home and school cultures. In particular, the activities are designed to increase the critical thinking, advocacy and child-parent relationships.
Every Monday morning Beatrice Washington, the Mathematics Facilitator for the Cobb Performance Learning Center, takes 12 math students to Labelle Elementary School. There, they help a classroom of third graders extend their mathematics learning through musical skip counting, not only working on multiplication but also exploring more advanced topics such as algebra, geometry and even data analysis.
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