Weekend Academy & Spring Break Camp


 Weekend Academy 
(Plus Spring Break Camp)
Adults & Youth Courses - Schedule – Tuition - Registration

Starting January, 19th 2016 

Phase I:  Jan. 19th.  -  Feb. 20th (6 Weeks)
Phase II. Feb. 27th - March 26th (5 Weeks)
Spring Break Camp: (April 1-8th)


Saturdays 10AM – 2:30 PM               Sundays – 7-9:30PM

AYA dedicates its 2014-101 Weekend Academy to elevating the spirit of Tamir Rice

Get full details and register below. Limited s
cholarships available. Apply today
For more info call: Wekesa Madzimoyo @ 404.201.2356

Tuition:   Base Courses are 4-6 weeks and are $99.00 

  • Tutorial Clinics are - $99 per subject / $10 per session 
  • Family Plan  $249 per month for Family (for all courses and tutorials). 
  • Specialty Courses:  $199.00
  • Community Partner Courses $10-10-50! 
  • Spring Break Camp 


            Courses and Tutorial Clinics Description and Times


[TR] 
Our Economic Prowess From the Inside-Out: Healing Alienation and Trauma
10:00 AM -11:30 AM (Adults/Youth -Combo) 
Phase I:  Jan. 19th.  -  Feb. 20th (6 Weeks)
Phase II. Feb. 27th - March 26th (5 Weeks)

We hope that each participant - teacher, facilitator, organizer, student, etc. 

Learns and shares with our community:


  1. Our Economic Designs for ourselves and our people in the face of oppression
  2. Our Economic Prowess & Economic Nationalism (between 1865-1935 including Black Wall Streets, Rosewood, Sweet Auburn, etc)

    Creates:
  3. Stories of how we created and maintained that economic prowess even during difficult times (inspiration / information)

    Shares:
  4. Stories of that prowess and our losses from the inside-out to inspire and instruct others

    Discovers:
  5. Answers to community and organizational wounds and alienation do they can help propel positive economic nationalism efforts today

Discussion:
                                          
Economic Nationalism is critical for Afrikans - diasporan or Continental.. Whether we are buy-Black consumer advocates like Maggie Anderson and 28 Days of Black, or Black business development advocates like Marcus Garvey-ites or Claude Anderson, we are know all to well that we are not the number one employers of our people, and money touches our hands only briefly before it moves out to enrich other communities - especially those that communities and people who oppress us. It is this painful reality born of brutality, coercion and manipulation that we are determined to change.  This stor-riculum is AYA Educational Institutes's latest contribution to this revolutionary effort to make us the number one employer of our people and to stem this death flow of time, energy, and resources  out of our community. We envision a strong healthy and protected communities bolstered by vibrant economic and social exchange. This exchange forms the basis of interacting with other communities from a position of strength.


This is our dream, our vision. Our mission is to turn it into a 21st Century reality. To do that, we must deal with the death flow - its causes and affects. Although, not natural, this death flow seems so - at least for our community. If not natural, for too many, it seems inevitable. These too are a part of the problem.


Everything and every group seeks to support itself and to grow, to solve it’s own problems, to dream, to defend itself. So, this persistent economic death drain stands in bold relief to the natural way. It seems to defy logic. Neither lectures, preaching, shaming or ominous projections move us sufficiently to stem the drain.  Although the causes are mostly invisible, and a conundrum for many, we know two key contributing factors are alienation and trauma - historical and current. These two pave the way for the third factor - manipulation.


You can’t see alienation, it’s invisible. Its affects are not. Amos N. Wilson has taught that “we are alienated to serve aliens.” Our dollars, time and energy today are doing just that - serving others who are alien to our community and our best interest.


Once inflicted, you can’t see trauma, it is also invisible. The affects are not. The hesitation, the reticence, the rationalization, the inaction, the dependency, apathy and other forms of mal-adaptation are all too clear.


Sufficiently, alienated and traumatized, like pets, we are more easily molded (manipulated) to behave and even believe in the interest of others - to serve others. Economic servitude is after all, is the reason Afrikans were snatched from homeland and brought to the horrors of what others called The New World..


While those we’re their designs, we had others. It is those designs - our designs and our efforts that we use to counter the death flow - its factors and affects. We believe if these heal the alienation and trauma, and thwart the manipulation, our revolutionary wishes and efforts will see a new success.  


  Resources:
1.    AYA's Our Economic Prowess Stor-riculum 

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Tutorial Clinic
Phase I:  Jan. 19th.  -  Feb. 20th (6 Weeks)
Phase II. Feb. 27th - March 26th (5 Weeks)

Morning Tutorial Clinics: (Adults or Youth) 11:30 AM -1:00 PM
The clinics are a quasi-tutorial. They are not intended to be full courses. Instead they will supplement and support student learning in those areas. Each class includes 30 min of answering specific questions students have about a particular problem or skill in the subject areas of Math, Writing or Reading. One hour of the tutorial will teach or re-teach key concepts and skills for the subject area.

a.    Math
                                          i.    Sankofa Math (Personal, Familial and Cultural) 
                                         ii.    Foundational 
                                        iii.    Algebra 
                                        iv.    Geometry 
                                         v.    One-On-One by Appointment
b.    Writing
                                          i.    Sankofa Writing (Personal, Familial and Cultural) 
                                         ii.    Writing w/Power 
                                        iii.    Essays, Letters & Social Media 
                                        iv.    Research & Writing 
                                         v.    Standardized Test Writing - 25 min to Success 
                                        vi.    One-On-One by Appointment

c.     Reading
                                          i.    Sankofa Reading (Personal, Familial and Cultural) 
                                         ii.    Storytelling- to-Reading 
                                        iii.    Word Recognition (Roots and Suffixes) 
                                        iv.    How – What- Why? Reading, Inquiry and Social Media  
                                         v.    Standardized Testing: Reading and Comprehension 
                                        vi.    One-On-One by Appointment



    Writing About Literature Course: 1:00- 2:30 PM
Phase I:  Jan. 19th.  -  Feb. 20th (6 Weeks)
Phase II. Feb. 27th - March 26th (5 Weeks)

This is one of those course culled from college text  Why do students have to wait until college for us to acknowledge that they are influenced by and interested in the literature (including oral literature) of their times as well as others other times? This course is adapted from the book Writing About Literature by Edgar V. Roberts. It's adapted to fit middle and high school grade levels. While their assignments may be the similar, or sometimes identical, the expectation and depth of student oral and written responses are expected to reflect their age and exposure levels. Sometimes younger students will surprise you!
Another way we adapt the text is to augment add the section called "The Literature of Your Family." Students are asked to take an inventory of the written and oral literature of their families (nuclear, extended, and ancestry). We introduce and re-enforce the categories of literature (nonfiction prose, fiction prose, drama, and poetry). This is a critical section for it introduces literature by bringing the students closer to their families, to learning more about their families.
In short, it's designed to heal alienation born of oppression, and to put the student and their families at the center of the learning. Just think about it- about your middle and high school writing or literature classes. Did any of them draw you closer (via knowledge or affinity) to your family and our people? If you can name one, you're extremely fortunate. This is a conscious mis-education strategy to alienate us from ourselves, our family, our culture, and our people. We correct that!


Tutorial Clinic

 Afternoon Tutorial Clinics: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Includes 30min of Q&A)
A.    Math
                                          i.    Sankofa Math (Personal, Familial and Cultural) 
                                         ii.    Foundational 
                                        iii.    Algebra 
                                        iv.    Geometry 
                                         v.    One-On-One by Appointment
B.    Writing
                                          i.    Sankofa Writing (Personal, Familial and Cultural) 
                                         ii.    Writing w/Power 
                                        iii.    Essays, Letters & Social Media 
                                        iv.    Research & Writing 
                                         v.    Standardized Test Writing - 25 min to Success 
                                        vi.    One-On-One by Appointment

C.     Reading
                                          i.    Sankofa Reading (Personal, Familial and Cultural) 
                                         ii.    Storytellin’ to Reading 
                                        iii.    Word Recognition (Roots and Suffixes) 
                                        iv.    How – What- Why? Reading, Inquiry and Social Media 
                                         v.    Standardized Testing: Reading and Comprehension 
                                        vi.    One-On-One by Appointment


[TR] Blues and Bad-Talkin’ WHB Storytellin’ 10:00 AM -11:30 AM (Adults/Youth -Combo) 

Phase I:  Jan. 19th. 
 -  Feb. 20th (6 Weeks)
Phase II. Feb. 27th - March 26th (5 Weeks)

(Stolen Moments)

Storytelling is educators’ and parents’ secret weapon. It’s so much fun, it couldn’t be educational, right? Psst. Don’t tell anyone, and I’ll tell you a secret, ok? Not only is super-educational, it’s also the secret to becoming immortal.

Class after class will feature stories as told by master-storytellers from the National Association of Black Storytellers (NABS). Nothing shapes us like stories – the ones we are told and the ones we tell.  If you have to choose between the western-trained psychotherapist and the Afrikan Djali (Storyteller) Choose the Djali.
·         Adult and Youth Students will learn to hear stories, create stories tell stories orally before audiences.
·         They’ll also learn to distinguish Our-Story from His-Story | From the Inside-Out vs. the Outside-In.
·         Of key importance is their learning cultural and family stories of survival, fight-back, and victory.
·         While the course is online, students will perform locally
·         Two lucky students will win a free admission to the National Black Story-Teller Association Annual Conference (Nov. 2016).

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Image-A-Nation Photography I & II  
(Adults or Youth) Dates:
Phase I:  Jan. 19th.  -  Feb. 20th (6 Weeks)

Phase II. Feb. 27th - March 26th (5 Weeks)

The camera is now ubiquitous. So it’s easier and cheaper than ever to create photographs. Of course, just pointing and shooting won’t consistently make great photos. Ever seen a photo and said:
“Wow?” Every wanted to duplicate that affect? Every taken a picture that didn’t reflect what you’re eyes saw? Got a camera with more buttons than you know what to do with? If so, we got you covered. If you want to get the best from your camera – phone or digital single lens reflex, this course is for you. The class is live-online. So, you can be anywhere. All you need is a digital camera (including cell phone cameras) and a great internet connection, so you can beam your photos for in class critique. Beginners or amateurs are welcomed. You will become a light-writer and storyteller. The instructors bring years of photography experience to the class. Guest photographers supplement the classics with modern eyes, compositions and angles. Image-A-Nation is the name of AYA’s photography series. Each month of classes teaches new skills. Other features:
  • In Class Practices
  • Instructor and Peer Critiques
  • Weekly Photo Assignment/ Projects
  •  Plus... Professional Secrets and Resources
  •  Private Tutorials Available on Request
  •  See Part I Description - http://www.ayanetwork.com/photo/febclass/
  • In Image-A-Nation II, we go deeper and wider.

Photography / Video / Audio Production  and Coding Youth Spring Break Camp (April 1-8th)
Space is limited register now. Help your child use the time to become:
  • Academically Stronger
  • Culturally Grounded
  •  More Confident
  • Creative Communicators
  • Better Handlers of Power

Sundays:

Seven Steps to Recovery - The Academic Series: 7:30-9:00 PM  Phase I Jan. 19th.  -  Feb. 20th (6 Weeks)

This course is especially for parents and other educators interested in how to create an Afrikan-Centered education for our children and youth. These tools you'll learn are the same that has propelled AYA students to the high academic, business and social excellence.

Special WHB Toolkit: Phase II. Feb. 27th - March 26th (5 Weeks).
This can serve as either an introduction or refresher for our WHB Weekend Retreat. We highlight key tools from WHB on Sunday, then provide readings and exercises during the week. 

Cracking The Code
Circling The Line
Solving The Riddle
Storytelling From the Inside-Out (SFIO)
Seven Steps to Recovery
WSLKA



   

Contact: Wekesa or Afiya Madzimoyo
Call: 404.201.2356 | Register@ www.ayaed.com


Online - Live

All of AYA Courses are offered via live web conference rooms or face-2-face at select cluster sites where students gather. Advantage: Students can log on from home or at cluster sites in their neighborhood. Attend our Sunday Open House to see how it works or how you can sponsor a local cluster or volunteer. Sunday @ 8pm: http://www.anymeeting.com/ayateach  or phone: 213-416-1560, Pin: 2 776 739#.  For more info call: 404.201.2356


Weekend Academy Cluster:
Equipment Needed:

AYA Cluster or Learning Center
            Minimum:
·         One main computer with
o    Web-cam and
o    Wireless or long-tail microphone connected to a
o    Large group monitor or  LCD projector and
o    Speakers loud enough for small group to hear and an remote or long-tail microphone
·         Fast Internet connection
·         Students (Adults/Youth) equipped with paper note-books, pens, dictionaries, scrap paper
·         One adult who will act as a Guardian for every 5 youth (Middle or High-School Students)
·         Other - as specified by the class (i.e. course text, digital camera for photo class, etc.)
Optimal – In addition to the above:
·         Each student (Adult/Youth) has a laptop or is on their own individual computer with web-cam and head set
·         Wi-fi or multi-wired internet so that each student has access to the internet

Individual Student @ Home
Minimum:
·         One laptop or desktop computer with
o    Web-cam and
o    PC Headset (mic and earphones combined) connected to a
·         Fast Internet connection
·         Students (Adults/Youth) equipped with note-books, pens, scrap paper
(i.e. course text, digital camera for photo class, etc.)