Partnerships and Service to Others at ELAMS (Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School)
ELAMS is excited to wrap up the first full year of partnership with the Boys and Girls Club Hartford. Through the grant-funded partnership, over 100 of our students have enjoyed the opportunity for no-cost, extended day, academic and social programming on-site at ELAMS. They continue our long-term partnership with Trinity’s Dream Camp, serving another cohort of students after-school. This summer, in addition to BGCH & Trinity programs, they are adding a new partnership with the private Westminster School of Simsbury. Beginning with our 1st graders, and adding each year, students will engage in a 6 week summer camp on the beautiful Westminster Campus. This partnership was made possible by behavior technician, Eli Joseph, along with Westminster staff Todd and Mary Eckerson and Kathleen Devaney. They will continue working at our partnerships until all students have these types of enriching opportunities available to them.
As an EL Education school, a priority is students using what they have learned to make a difference in their community. They engage in study, meet with experts, and even go out into the field to learn. Two wonderful examples of this at ELAMS are the 2nd and 5th grade crews. 5th grade has studied the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focused on learning about human rights violations, both in the past and present. Their learning expedition culminated in a collaboration with other Zone 3 school to raise money for refugee families by making a donation to Catholic Charities. 2nd graders entered year 3 of Project Playground where they learned about other students who have made a difference and focused on how they can inspire our community to help raise funds to realize the dream of a handicap accessible playground where all of students can play together. The fundraiser is on its way!
Learn more about ELAMS here.