Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Volunteers Needed

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AYA Educational Institute needs some Grand Ma's and Grand Pa's hands to support our innovative national African-centered educational initiatives for youth and adults. (www.ayaed.com)
Not a grandparent, we NEED your help too!!!
We need volunteers for 1.5 - 3.0 three hours per week to interact with our students and parents. You'll be working with AYA faculty and staff, so in many cases you can learn with the students. You don't have to be an expert. Most times they just need a caring and guiding hand and someone who believes in them and their potential.
Various times are available: school day, afternoons, evenings and even weekends. You can volunteer from your home, office, dorm room, etc. You can communicate with our students and parents online via our unique platform with just your computer, tablet, phone and an internet connection.
If you're in the ATL area and want to get out of your house, we can use your support at our Decatur academic cluster site.
Attend our AYA Volunteer open house to learn more. See below.
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Please Afiya Madzimoyo @
afiyao@gmail.com or
call: 404.832.9958
You can also attend our Volunteer Open House this Sunday. Aug. 21st 7pm Easternhttps://www.uberconference.com/wekesa
Conference phone number: 404.890.5053 (no pin needed)
Please pass this notice on to other people and organizations who can help us.
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Projects:
*"My Family Lore" (Gathering, reflecting, analyzing written and oral family literature)
*Writing with Power (High school students write, present and defend papers to the Black community around the country)
*Africa Codes (Computer programming support)
*Material Science (Khemistry support)
*Sankofa Math (Going back to fetch... what they've missed)
*Form Follows Function (Afrikan Architecture)
*AYA Student News Paper
*Araminta WHB Storytellin' Youth Corp
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Thank you for considering volunteering with AYA. Want to know more, please attend our
Volunteer Open House this Sunday. Aug. 21st 7pm Easternhttps://www.uberconference.com/wekesa
Conference phone number: 404.890.5053 (no pin needed)
Our programs extend way beyond our students. We've created AYA as a safe place to create teaching approaches and courses that will lift our youth and our people. We refine them, and share them broadly.
Please see how you can help us, and also pass this notice on to other people and organizations who can help us.
Let the Circle Be Unbroken.
Sincerely,
Wekesa O. Madzimoyo
404.201.2356

Monday, August 1, 2016

I have the hardest time getting people to understand AYA!

I have the hardest time getting people to understand AYA - the school. They think our school is like Connect or Khan Academy. NOT! Check out this short excerpt as AYA students from 5 states debate Black History Celebration or Not! This is a regular language arts debate class, not a special event. All of our instruction is live - live qualified instructors. Live students from across the country and across town. Plus every nine weeks, all students must demonstrate to the community what they are learning in school via local face-2-face presentations. The must show what they know, not what grade the earned. They must take the criticism and the praises. We are preparing students to serve and lift our community, instead of joining others to exploit our community.
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If you can't see the one above, try this YouTube version:


In this video - big ups to Allie from NY, Sol from Cincinnati,Tiye from Tuskegee, Yemazen from Dayton, and Farasha from Atlanta Metro. Got a middle of high school student that you want to get an education of excellence and service to our community first?
Regardless of what state you are in, we can help. You know people in your network who are looking for an alternative to the failing systems to which we subject our children and families. Check us out www.ayaed.com or contact Afiya Madzimoyo ( afiyao@gmail.com) or @ 404.532.5588

Please pass it on.