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etroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice is the dream high school of a small group of Detroit educators, passionate supporters of young people, and members of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Led by founders and head dreamers Edythe Hayden Friley and Brenda Gatlin, who now sit on the Board of Directors of one of Detroit’s newest high schools, Detroit Delta Prep, was designed to support young people in achieving the very best success and to prepare Detroit’s high school students to serve their community. The social justice theme is important because students will learn to become leaders, contribute to their city and their world, and really make a difference while preparing for their own future in college and beyond. Delta Prep has a partnership with national leader in instructional strategies, the Institute for Student Achievement (ISA), which has had tremendous success in preparing urban students for college, and has helped infuse the Social Justice theme throughout the curriculum. Students will discuss and approach the Social Justice theme from different angles by grade.
Ninth graders will begin their high school career by exploring social justice topics including nonviolent activism, human rights, poverty, education, and domestic violence through inquiry-based projects, film studies and grade-level forums. Tenth graders will examine social justice in the City of Detroit by researching the history of the city, focusing on key events including the birth of the automobile, the Motown Sound, 1967 riots, High school students will be immersed in the Social Justice theme. Principal Meagan Brown says: “Delta Prep students will learn to serve their community as activists, human rights supporters, and create and share their vision of a revitalized Detroit. Come join us. ALL students will shine here.” and the economic decline. At the end of 10th grade, students will each produce and present their “Rebirth Project” designed to offer solutions to revitalize Detroit. School leader, Mrs. Meagan Brown, a native Detroiter with a passion for working with young people, is looking forward to transforming education in the City of Detroit. Under her leadership, students will receive a rigorous education preparing them for academic success in high school and the college of their choice, while also providing a safe, supportive and
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nurturing school community. Delta Prep will be a community-supported school, students will benefit from weekly enrichment experiences unlike any other in Detroit. Carefully selected adult mentors will work with students and provide opportunities to become active in the community. Each Wednesday will be “Community Day” and students will work one-on-one with community partners from local universities, local service organizations, and teen advocacy groups to create projects that will address the social injustices they see in their community and city. During the first semester, students will explore various topics with their mentors and learn the skills necessary to work in the community. Principal Meagan Brown says, “Everyone on our team is committed to educating children. We chose to be educators so we can impart knowledge, form lifetime bonds, and watch our students flourish.” Located in Midtown, just south of Wayne State University, the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice is a Michigan Future Schools grant recipient, which supports the college success model. Ferris State University has authorized the new academy. Enrollment is open to all incoming 9th and 10th graders. Call 313-769-4717 or email Mrs. Meagan Brown at email@example.com for details.
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