H.O.M.E.S. Feature

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Math, Engineering, and Science are taken to a new level of fun as we work to engage and equip parents with ways to continue activities through hands-on projects to do in their homes. Each school year, over 50 families of kids K-5 attend monthly events (8 family nights and 4 conferences). Additionally, two large-scale events in partnership with GEMS/GISE reach 400-500 families and deliver STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities to engage parents and students. Dive-in to see how the JLM is reaching our community through this important program.

DO Something about it: Action to Advocacy

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Policy Action Center, their homepage states: keeps you informed on important education issues, helps you find and track legislation, connects you with Congress and gives you the tools you need to be a successful education advocate.

Between the Lines Feature

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Between the Lines has been a community project for the Junior League of Minneapolis since 2008. This program aims to strengthen the bonds between children and their caregivers when they face lengthy separation because of incarceration or military deployments.

A Conversation with AchieveMpls

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As the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), AchieveMpls mobilizes our community’s resources to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the tools and support they need to be career and college ready.

30 Million Words Feature

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By age 4, Kindergarten children of affluence have heard over 45 million words, while children born into poverty have heard only 13 million. This is a 32 million word deficit, a 32 million word socioeconomic gap that limits children and learning behaviors before Kindergarten even starts due to circumstances out of their control. This gap, however, is not permanent, and these deficits can be made up.