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First State Squash provides Wilmington youth attending Title I schools in 5th through 12th grade with tuition-free academic, athletic and community service orientated programming empowering them to make informed decisions on their higher education options and becoming engaged, socially responsible citizens as they enter the workforce. FSS is built on a model that in order to have a meaningful impact, team members must be offered structured programming with great frequency and that our organization must invest significant resources to ensure students continue to achieve academic and athletic success.
TeenSHARP’s mission is to prepare talented low-income, African American, and Latinx students to attend and thrive at our nation’s top colleges. This mission is in service of a bold vision that one day the diversity of those occupying our nation’s highly-skilled jobs and highest leadership positions will be as rich as the diversity of our population.
Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DiAE) is a non-profit that was established in 1982 to bring high-quality arts programming into Delaware schools. DiAE is unique in that we bring the programs to the schools with our
professional artists. Our models of aesthetic, hands-on learning through the arts offers students of all ages to experience the creative decision making and critical thinking necessary to see beyond their circumstances and make connections to others and the world around them. We provide public, private and charter schools with high quality, diverse arts programming that are aligned with statewide standards, and aligned with schools’ goals and curricula. We fulfill our mission with our three programs:
Delaware Wolf Trap (DWT) for our earliest learners,
K-12 residencies, and
Professional Development for teachers.
Teach For America, we recruit, train and develop exceptional diverse leaders who commit to expanding educational opportunity, beginning with at least two years teaching in under-resourced schools throughout Delaware. Our vision is that one day, all children in Delaware will have access to an excellent education. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, educators and community members, our corps members go beyond traditional expectations to support the academic and personal growth of their students. The impact corps members have in the classroom fuels a lifelong commitment to their students and shapes the trajectory of their lives and careers.