The Anew School, which provides “unprecedented academic, emotional/mental health, and social training to “at-risk” seventh and eighth grade youth” by taking American students and educating them at the Anew international boarding school in Ghana, is hosting its annual fundraiser tomorrow, Friday, October 5th from 6pm-10pm at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St, NY, NY. The party features DJ Commish, special live performances, and an amazing crowd assembled for a good cause. More about the Anew School:
Our vision is to turn students who have been labeled “unteachable,” “at-risk,” or “problem children” into high-achieving well-rounded social engineers, equipped with the tools to motivate, inspire, and affect positive change within their respective communities. More than merely closing an achievement gap, our vision is to help our students soar further than their imaginations to their highest personal potentials. The Anew School strives to remove the restraints that perpetuate a cycle of self-doubt, perceived limitations, and defeatism. We will use immersion in Ghana’s rich culture to encourage self-reflection, pride, confidence, and a global identity. We believe that when removed from the most stressful of home or school environments, and provided individualized tools for success, a child can begin anew and thrive.
Full disclosure: Feministe friend Diane Lucas is on the board, and the president/founder is also a “real life” friend of mine. But that’s all the more reason to go, I say!