This is a grant from The Awesome Fund, dedicated solely to student clubs and organizations, and funded by a generous Hopkins alumnus, a matching donation from his employer, and the family & friends of Ethan Lang
Literacy for Freedom is an exciting new club forming at North Junior High, tapping into the collective energy of young Black males to discuss their history and their place in today’s world. Through novel studies and literacy strategies, Language Arts teacher Keenan Jones will guide conversations ranging from social justice and Hip Hop to the value of an education. Literacy for Freedom is designed to offer and reinforce the tools for navigating today’s America – a place that does not fully embrace or understand these young men’s perspective, nor provide them with an adequate supply of role models. This safe space will enable students to build confidence, delve into self-reflection, and increase social skills through the study of literature relevant to them.
North Junior High School, Student Club: Literacy for Freedom
Submitters: Kinsley Pratt, Isaac Draper, students; Keenan Jones, faculty advisor