The Weinstein Company (TWC) recently announced that Grammy® Award-winning rapper/producer/actor/entrepreneur Sean Combs has signed on as an executive producer of the studio’s new documentary UNDEFEATED, which won the 2012 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. Combs will also be an executive producer on TWC’s planned feature remake of UNDEFEATED in which he plans to hire actors to re-create the story of the Manassas Football Team. Wow!
KIPP has lost several of their tutors this semester and we would really like to replace them, if possible. The students always feel so badly when that happens. Please consider giving an hour of your time during the week to tutor either reading or math in grades 5 – 8. Required training is provided, and there are two training dates coming up soon: Saturday, February 4, 9am to Noon or Thursday, February 16, 5:30-8:30pm. Contact Brenda to get signed up!
There are lots of available tutoring slots:
-Monday – Thursdays,9:30 – 12:30, 10:55 – 11:55, 12:50 – 1:50, 2:15 – 3:15
-Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 pm -Occasional Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00
With instruction and guidance from R2S volunteer and Hope member, Donna Young, who is also a former teacher, our Read-2-Succeed students have started off the new year by working in special workbooks to help them get ready for the upcoming TCAP tests, and also to further improve their reading scores. The students will also be taking assessment tests at the end of the school year to track their progress.
Space is limited; sign up now to attend the March 1-4 Urban Plunge! This experience is a powerful mission trip to your own back yard to the inner city of Memphis during Urban Plunge. Learn about partnering ministries and what we are all collectively doing as a city to love on those who are less fortunate. Join Eli, Terry, Sharon and other staffers who will take you on a 4-day unforgettable experience where you will visit the National Civil Rights Museum, the Underground Railroad (‘Slave Haven’), attend a panel discussion on racial reconciliation, visit various neighborhood ministries and participate in a work project in North Memphis. You will not return home the same! Registrations are limited and cost is $100 for Hope members or $175 for non-members. Our next Plunge will be in the Fall. Expect to be moved. Contact Di for more information.