May 15 2012
Summit Educational Association: Produced by Sessie Agbley from Cardinal Stritch Univeristy.
"A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching."- A. Bartlett Giamatti
Summit Educational Association is a non-profit organization, which works with economically disadvantaged inner-city Milwaukee families and students. Summit seeks to establish increasing standards of academic excellence and character development among the students involved in its program. It also fosters deep relationships between the students and their mentors so as to facilitate the students' long-term intellectual, cultural, and moral development. Summit is located at the Kosciuszko Park Community Center on the south side and the Messmer Prep School on Milwaukee's north side.
Summit's programmes complement the formal education system by helping students to improve their academics and character virtues by means of one-on-one approach emphasizing individual attention by well-trained volunteers in their after-school tutoring and mentoring programmes and by their summer staff in the full-time summer programme. The one-on-one tutoring and mentoring programme matches the student with a well trained volunteer who serves both as the student's tutor and as his or her mentor. Friendship and increased confidence from the student serves as a means by which character virtues are fostered. The summer programme is a seven-week five-dayfive-hour a day commitment from the students. During this period of time, the students participate in activities, which improve on their academics and those which improve on their mental and physical well-being. The kids appreciate the help and advice they receive from their counselors/volunteers.
To be a part of the Summit programme, contact the organization at 414-672-1786 or visit their website here.