SHARP Literacy expands its educational program to 49 urban schools in the area

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- SHARP Literacy has expanded its educational program to 49 urban schools throughout Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha in response to student needs in the community.

The expansion is a new milestone for SHARP by reaching more students than ever in a record number of schools, officials said on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

SHARP's full schedule of Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) - integrated programs and hands-on learning experiences was implemented both in-person and in a virtual/hybrid mode to thousands of K3 through 5th grade students on Monday.

“Our strong partnerships with educators have led the way on this huge expansion of our program," Lynda Kohler, president and CEO of SHARP Literacy, said. "As we continue to deal with COVID learning regression, we’re working hand in hand with principals and educators on providing more students with STEAM-based educational programs that address not only their academic needs, but also the critical social and emotional aspects of their learning. Together with educators, we’re looking at the whole child and providing them with every opportunity to succeed.”

SHARP Literacy’s curriculum for 2021/2022 includes new Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies and an expanded Design Through Code program, officials said. STEAM are incorporated into curricula based on SHARP We Love to Learn books and include in-person and virtual educational tours.

Students in K3 through fifth grade will participate in workshops and tours that will engage them in a variety of creative and innovative ways, according to a news release. 

To see a full list of select programs for the 2021/2022 academic year and further information, click here

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