The Better Learning Academy

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developing the innovators and leaders of tomorrow

The Bronx Charter Schools for Better Learning (BBL) are educational leaders in advancing equity and access for all children, particularly students of color. Our teachers recognize the innate brilliance of our students and, through our distinct pedagogy, they inspire joy and confidence in learning – not just for the next lesson or test but for a lifetime. Bronx Better Learning operates two K-5 Schools, BBL1 and BBL2.

AWAKENING THE LEARNER WITHIN

To support our Schools or to learn more please contact Mala Sukhman, Director of Advancement, at 718.655.6660, or email: msukhman@bronxbetterlearning.org

Welcome to the Better Learning Academy!

We are dedicated to providing our students with unprecedented access to a wide array of free, after-school enrichment experiences. Our interdisciplinary and project-based curriculum offers exposure to Science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), the Arts, and rigorous academics, challenging our students to demonstrate their intelligence.

The Better Learning Academy opens a world of possibilities to our students, sparking innate curiosity and the joy of learning.

Advancing gender and racial equality, we provide unprecedented access to a wide array of free after-school enrichment experiences. Interdisciplinary and project-based, our program offers exposure to STEM, the Arts and rigorous academics, challenging our students to demonstrate their intelligence.

Our curriculum fosters a growth mindset, emboldening all children, with their individual gifts and challenges, to view mistakes as essential to the

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learning process and to recognize the importance of grit, determination and perseverance. The Better Learning Academy awakens the learner within by encouraging the freedom to discover and develop talents in a safe, inclusive space at no cost to families.

We are keenly aware of the gender and racial inequity in the STEM and Arts fields. The Better Learning Academy actively seeks to challenge this reality by providing an engaging curriculum to young students of color in historically under-resourced

communities. Our students deserve equal opportunities to work closely with dedicated STEM and Arts experts and teachers.

THE BETTER LEARNING ACADEMY

The weeklong offerings of the Better Learning Academy include Music, Band, Drama, Chorus, Dance, Set Design, Music engineering, Podcasting, Stop-Motion Videography, Digital Media & Cosplay, Interactive engineering (Coding & Robotics), Drones and Creative Writing and Publishing. At the end of each semester, students will present capstone projects highlighting their accomplishments. Through

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the Better Learning Academy, the Bronx Charter Schools for Better Learning strive to break down traditional barriers and foster the next generation of innovators and leaders. Join the mission to awaken the learner within.

We are thrilled to have your support.

Career Communications Group

C Global Consulting, LLC

NineDot Energy

Freeman Philanthropic Services

IKON Business Group Inc.

Empire Charter Consultants

Xerox

Catch Me Creative

Andy Dousis Education Consultant, LLC

Liebman’s

Cozy Cottage & Sangria Café

Kimberly Kelly

Marilyn Maye

William Bernhardt

Ariel Dobkin & Derek Grego

Loisen & Shubert Jacobs

Georgescu Family Foundation

Samantha & Thomas Howard

Dr. Aderemi Ogundiran & Tots to Learn Inc.

Neville McFarlane

BBL 1 PTA

Syrion Jack

Neal Myerberg

Kendrick Scribner

Falani Piggott

Marcella Rosen

Lauren Ruffo

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We are grateful to our generous supporters whose contributions fund the Better Learning Academy. For a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of donors, please visit bronxbetterlearning.org

THE BETTER LEARNING ACADEMY

STEM

Music engineering

Mechanical engineering

Marine engineering

Aerospace

Makerspace

Coding & Minecraft

Hydroponic Gardening

Virtual Reality

The K-2 Science Lab

Cybersecurity

Financial Literacy

Stop Motion/Animation

VISUAL ARTS

Set & Costume Design

Cosmetology

PERFORMING ARTS

Dance

Musical Drama

Cosplay

Drama/Puppetry

Band

LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT

Aim High (boys)

Vision Project (girls)

Student Council

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS

Creative Writing/Publishing

Digital Media

Podcasting

Sports (Soccer, Basketball)

Yoga

Culinary Arts

Chess

To learn more, visit: bronxbetterlearning.org

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