Hall Pass Ep116


>>WELCOME TO HALL PASS THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION’S EXCITING TALK SHOW, VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION’S EXCITING TALK SHOW,
HIGHLIGHTING ALL THINGS EDUCATION’S EXCITING TALK SHOW,
HIGHLIGHTING ALL THINGS
EDUCATION. HIGHLIGHTING ALL THINGS
EDUCATION.
I’M YOUR HOST, JERAE FORDE. EDUCATION.
I’M YOUR HOST, JERAE FORDE.
AND TODAY, WE HAVE A VERY, VERY I’M YOUR HOST, JERAE FORDE.
AND TODAY, WE HAVE A VERY, VERY
SPECIAL TOPIC WITH A VERY, VERY AND TODAY, WE HAVE A VERY, VERY
SPECIAL TOPIC WITH A VERY, VERY
SPECIAL GUEST. SPECIAL TOPIC WITH A VERY, VERY
SPECIAL GUEST.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FIRST SPECIAL GUEST.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FIRST
THOUGH. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FIRST
THOUGH.
ś SKY IS THE LIMIT AND YOU KNOW THOUGH.
ś SKY IS THE LIMIT AND YOU KNOW
THAT YOU KEEP ONś ś SKY IS THE LIMIT AND YOU KNOW
THAT YOU KEEP ONś
ś JUST KEEP ON PRESSING ONś THAT YOU KEEP ONś
ś JUST KEEP ON PRESSING ONś
ś SKY IS THE LIMITś ś JUST KEEP ON PRESSING ONś
ś SKY IS THE LIMITś
ś AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE ś SKY IS THE LIMITś
ś AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE
WHAT YOU WANTś ś AND YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE
WHAT YOU WANTś
ś BE WHAT YOU WANTś WHAT YOU WANTś
ś BE WHAT YOU WANTś
ś HAVE WHAT YOU WANTś ś BE WHAT YOU WANTś
ś HAVE WHAT YOU WANTś
ś BE WHAT YOU WANTś ś HAVE WHAT YOU WANTś
ś BE WHAT YOU WANTś
>>HIGH EXPECTATIONS ARE THE ś BE WHAT YOU WANTś
>>HIGH EXPECTATIONS ARE THE
CORNERSTONE UPON WHICH CDF >>HIGH EXPECTATIONS ARE THE
CORNERSTONE UPON WHICH CDF
FREEDOM SCHOOLS ARE BUILT. CORNERSTONE UPON WHICH CDF
FREEDOM SCHOOLS ARE BUILT.
>>IT IS BASED ON LITERACY AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS ARE BUILT.
>>IT IS BASED ON LITERACY AND
WONDERFUL BOOKS THAT ARE ABOUT >>IT IS BASED ON LITERACY AND
WONDERFUL BOOKS THAT ARE ABOUT
CHILDREN’S LIVES BUT GIVES THEM WONDERFUL BOOKS THAT ARE ABOUT
CHILDREN’S LIVES BUT GIVES THEM
HOPE. CHILDREN’S LIVES BUT GIVES THEM
HOPE.
>>IN NEARLY 20 YEARS, MORE THAN HOPE.
>>IN NEARLY 20 YEARS, MORE THAN
100,000 LOW INCOME PRE-SCHOOLERS>>IN NEARLY 20 YEARS, MORE THAN
100,000 LOW INCOME PRE-SCHOOLERS
THROUGH 12TH GRADERS HAVE BEEN 100,000 LOW INCOME PRE-SCHOOLERS
THROUGH 12TH GRADERS HAVE BEEN
SERVED. THROUGH 12TH GRADERS HAVE BEEN
SERVED.
>>AND THE THEME OF FREEDOM SERVED.
>>AND THE THEME OF FREEDOM
SCHOOLS IS THAT “I CAN MAKE A >>AND THE THEME OF FREEDOM
SCHOOLS IS THAT “I CAN MAKE A
DIFFERENCE,” IN MYSELF, IN MY SCHOOLS IS THAT “I CAN MAKE A
DIFFERENCE,” IN MYSELF, IN MY
HOME, IN MY COMMUNITY, IN MY DIFFERENCE,” IN MYSELF, IN MY
HOME, IN MY COMMUNITY, IN MY
SCHOOL, IN MY NATION, IN MY HOME, IN MY COMMUNITY, IN MY
SCHOOL, IN MY NATION, IN MY
WORLD. SCHOOL, IN MY NATION, IN MY
WORLD.
IT’S AN EMPOWERMENT MODEL. WORLD.
IT’S AN EMPOWERMENT MODEL.
>>I’VE BEEN TO HUNDREDS AND IT’S AN EMPOWERMENT MODEL.
>>I’VE BEEN TO HUNDREDS AND
HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS>>I’VE BEEN TO HUNDREDS AND
HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS
AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND I WILL HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS
AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND I WILL
TELL YOU MY VISITS TO FREEDOM AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND I WILL
TELL YOU MY VISITS TO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN AMONGST MY TELL YOU MY VISITS TO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN AMONGST MY
MOST INSPIRING AND THE MOST SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN AMONGST MY
MOST INSPIRING AND THE MOST
MEMORABLE. MOST INSPIRING AND THE MOST
MEMORABLE.
>>SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, ARNIE MEMORABLE.
>>SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, ARNIE
DUNCAN, HAS HEARD THEIR STORIES >>SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, ARNIE
DUNCAN, HAS HEARD THEIR STORIES
OF TRANSFORMATION. DUNCAN, HAS HEARD THEIR STORIES
OF TRANSFORMATION.
>>WHAT I CONSISTENTLY SEE THERE OF TRANSFORMATION.
>>WHAT I CONSISTENTLY SEE THERE
IS REMARKABLE FOR CHILDREN, AND >>WHAT I CONSISTENTLY SEE THERE
IS REMARKABLE FOR CHILDREN, AND
AS IMPORTANTLY FOR ME IS THE IS REMARKABLE FOR CHILDREN, AND
AS IMPORTANTLY FOR ME IS THE
YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE TEACHING AS IMPORTANTLY FOR ME IS THE
YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE TEACHING
AND MENTORING IN THOSE SCHOOLS. YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE TEACHING
AND MENTORING IN THOSE SCHOOLS.
>>MORE THAN 13,000 COLLEGE AND MENTORING IN THOSE SCHOOLS.
>>MORE THAN 13,000 COLLEGE
STUDENTS HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY >>MORE THAN 13,000 COLLEGE
STUDENTS HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY
CDF TO MAKE LEARNING FUN. STUDENTS HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY
CDF TO MAKE LEARNING FUN.
>>I WASN’T SURE THAT I WANTED CDF TO MAKE LEARNING FUN.
>>I WASN’T SURE THAT I WANTED
TO TEACH AND TO BE IN A SETTING >>I WASN’T SURE THAT I WANTED
TO TEACH AND TO BE IN A SETTING
WITH A CURRICULUM THAT I REALLY TO TEACH AND TO BE IN A SETTING
WITH A CURRICULUM THAT I REALLY
THOUGHT WAS VERY EFFECTIVE WITH WITH A CURRICULUM THAT I REALLY
THOUGHT WAS VERY EFFECTIVE WITH
BOOKS THAT I REALLY LOVED. THOUGHT WAS VERY EFFECTIVE WITH
BOOKS THAT I REALLY LOVED.
AND THEY WEREN’T BORING AND THEY BOOKS THAT I REALLY LOVED.
AND THEY WEREN’T BORING AND THEY
WEREN’T OUT OF CONTEXT AND THEY AND THEY WEREN’T BORING AND THEY
WEREN’T OUT OF CONTEXT AND THEY
WERE VERY RELEVANT TO THE KIDS I WEREN’T OUT OF CONTEXT AND THEY
WERE VERY RELEVANT TO THE KIDS I
WAS WORKING WITH — WERE VERY RELEVANT TO THE KIDS I
WAS WORKING WITH —
IT MADE ME REALIZE HOW MUCH I WAS WORKING WITH —
IT MADE ME REALIZE HOW MUCH I
REALLY ENJOYED IT. IT MADE ME REALIZE HOW MUCH I
REALLY ENJOYED IT.
>>IT’S NOT JUST THE GREAT REALLY ENJOYED IT.
>>IT’S NOT JUST THE GREAT
OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS THAT >>IT’S NOT JUST THE GREAT
OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS THAT
YOU’RE GETTING, BUT IT’S THE OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS THAT
YOU’RE GETTING, BUT IT’S THE
PIPELINE OF TALENT YOU’RE YOU’RE GETTING, BUT IT’S THE
PIPELINE OF TALENT YOU’RE
BRINGING TO EDUCATION. PIPELINE OF TALENT YOU’RE
BRINGING TO EDUCATION.
>>THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM GRABS BRINGING TO EDUCATION.
>>THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM GRABS
THEIR ATTENTION. >>THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM GRABS
THEIR ATTENTION.
AND IT’S OVERWHELMING FOR THEIR ATTENTION.
AND IT’S OVERWHELMING FOR
PROBATION. AND IT’S OVERWHELMING FOR
PROBATION.
WE’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE PROBATION.
WE’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE
THIS BEFORE, EVER. WE’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE
THIS BEFORE, EVER.
>>WHEN I SAY FREEDOM, YOU ALL THIS BEFORE, EVER.
>>WHEN I SAY FREEDOM, YOU ALL
SAY SCHOOLS. >>WHEN I SAY FREEDOM, YOU ALL
SAY SCHOOLS.
FREEDOM. SAY SCHOOLS.
FREEDOM.
>>SCHOOLS. FREEDOM.
>>SCHOOLS.
>>FREEDOM. >>SCHOOLS.
>>FREEDOM.
>>SCHOOLS. >>FREEDOM.
>>SCHOOLS.
>>I WANT YOU GUYS SEEING ME GO >>SCHOOLS.
>>I WANT YOU GUYS SEEING ME GO
TO COLLEGE, TO FINISH HIGH >>I WANT YOU GUYS SEEING ME GO
TO COLLEGE, TO FINISH HIGH
SCHOOL AND TO DO SOMETHING TO COLLEGE, TO FINISH HIGH
SCHOOL AND TO DO SOMETHING
POSITIVE WITH MY LIFE. SCHOOL AND TO DO SOMETHING
POSITIVE WITH MY LIFE.
>>IT IS SO AFFIRMING AND IT IS POSITIVE WITH MY LIFE.
>>IT IS SO AFFIRMING AND IT IS
SO IMPORTANT THAT ADULTS AFFIRM >>IT IS SO AFFIRMING AND IT IS
SO IMPORTANT THAT ADULTS AFFIRM
CHILDREN. SO IMPORTANT THAT ADULTS AFFIRM
CHILDREN.
>>EACH AND EVERY DAY, IN CHILDREN.
>>EACH AND EVERY DAY, IN
FREEDOM SCHOOLS ACROSS THE >>EACH AND EVERY DAY, IN
FREEDOM SCHOOLS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY, CHILDREN AND THE FREEDOM SCHOOLS ACROSS THE
COUNTRY, CHILDREN AND THE
SERVANT LEADERS WHO TEACH THEM COUNTRY, CHILDREN AND THE
SERVANT LEADERS WHO TEACH THEM
ARE EMPOWERED BY THE FREEDOM SERVANT LEADERS WHO TEACH THEM
ARE EMPOWERED BY THE FREEDOM
SCHOOL ANTHEM, “SOMETHING INSIDE ARE EMPOWERED BY THE FREEDOM
SCHOOL ANTHEM, “SOMETHING INSIDE
SO STRONG.” SCHOOL ANTHEM, “SOMETHING INSIDE
SO STRONG.”
ś SO STRONG.”
ś
ś ś
ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
>>STOP! ś ROCK THE FREEDOM SCHOOL!ś
>>STOP!
>>WELL, DID YOU GUESS WHAT OUR >>STOP!
>>WELL, DID YOU GUESS WHAT OUR
TOPIC IS TODAY? >>WELL, DID YOU GUESS WHAT OUR
TOPIC IS TODAY?
IT’S FREEDOM SCHOOLS VI. TOPIC IS TODAY?
IT’S FREEDOM SCHOOLS VI.
AND TODAY WE HAVE WITH US A VERY IT’S FREEDOM SCHOOLS VI.
AND TODAY WE HAVE WITH US A VERY
SPECIAL GUEST, LIKE I SAID, AND TODAY WE HAVE WITH US A VERY
SPECIAL GUEST, LIKE I SAID,
WHO’S GOING TO TELL US ALL ABOUT SPECIAL GUEST, LIKE I SAID,
WHO’S GOING TO TELL US ALL ABOUT
IT AS WE TAKE A DEEP, IN-DEPTH WHO’S GOING TO TELL US ALL ABOUT
IT AS WE TAKE A DEEP, IN-DEPTH
LOOK AT FREEDOM SCHOOLS VI. IT AS WE TAKE A DEEP, IN-DEPTH
LOOK AT FREEDOM SCHOOLS VI.
HERE WITH ME, WE HAVE DR. LISA LOOK AT FREEDOM SCHOOLS VI.
HERE WITH ME, WE HAVE DR. LISA
HASSELL-FORDE WHO IS THE HERE WITH ME, WE HAVE DR. LISA
HASSELL-FORDE WHO IS THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FREEDOM HASSELL-FORDE WHO IS THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FREEDOM
SCHOOLS VIRGIN ISLANDS. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FREEDOM
SCHOOLS VIRGIN ISLANDS.
WELCOME! SCHOOLS VIRGIN ISLANDS.
WELCOME!
>>WELL, THANK YOU! WELCOME!
>>WELL, THANK YOU!
>>NOW, BEFORE WE GET STARTED, >>WELL, THANK YOU!
>>NOW, BEFORE WE GET STARTED,
YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS DRILL. >>NOW, BEFORE WE GET STARTED,
YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS DRILL.
I NEED THAT HALL PASS. YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS DRILL.
I NEED THAT HALL PASS.
>>AND I AM GOING TO GIVE IT TO I NEED THAT HALL PASS.
>>AND I AM GOING TO GIVE IT TO
YOU. >>AND I AM GOING TO GIVE IT TO
YOU.
>>THANK YOU. YOU.
>>THANK YOU.
>>AND YOU’RE WELCOME. >>THANK YOU.
>>AND YOU’RE WELCOME.
>>SO, I WANT TO KNOW, >>AND YOU’RE WELCOME.
>>SO, I WANT TO KNOW,
DR. FORDE, WE’VE HEARD ON THE >>SO, I WANT TO KNOW,
DR. FORDE, WE’VE HEARD ON THE
NEWS, WE’VE HEARD ALL OVER THE DR. FORDE, WE’VE HEARD ON THE
NEWS, WE’VE HEARD ALL OVER THE
ISLAND THAT FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS NEWS, WE’VE HEARD ALL OVER THE
ISLAND THAT FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS
COMING TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, ISLAND THAT FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS
COMING TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS,
BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS FREEDOM COMING TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS,
BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS FREEDOM
SCHOOLS? BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS FREEDOM
SCHOOLS?
>>I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU ASKED SCHOOLS?
>>I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU ASKED
THAT QUESTION. >>I’M SO GLAD THAT YOU ASKED
THAT QUESTION.
FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS AN THAT QUESTION.
FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS AN
EDUCATIONAL CONCEPT. FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS AN
EDUCATIONAL CONCEPT.
IT’S A PROGRAM. EDUCATIONAL CONCEPT.
IT’S A PROGRAM.
IT IS A NEW APPROACH, AND I IT’S A PROGRAM.
IT IS A NEW APPROACH, AND I
CAN’T EVEN SAY NEW. IT IS A NEW APPROACH, AND I
CAN’T EVEN SAY NEW.
BUT WITHIN THE LAST 40 YEARS, CAN’T EVEN SAY NEW.
BUT WITHIN THE LAST 40 YEARS,
IT’S AN APPROACH TO EDUCATION, BUT WITHIN THE LAST 40 YEARS,
IT’S AN APPROACH TO EDUCATION,
LITERACY. IT’S AN APPROACH TO EDUCATION,
LITERACY.
IT COMBINES BRINGING IN THE HOME LITERACY.
IT COMBINES BRINGING IN THE HOME
AND THE COMMUNITY. IT COMBINES BRINGING IN THE HOME
AND THE COMMUNITY.
WE WANT TO MAKE CHILDREN FEEL AND THE COMMUNITY.
WE WANT TO MAKE CHILDREN FEEL
GOOD ABOUT LEARNING. WE WANT TO MAKE CHILDREN FEEL
GOOD ABOUT LEARNING.
WE WANT THEM TO INTRINSICALLY BE GOOD ABOUT LEARNING.
WE WANT THEM TO INTRINSICALLY BE
MOTIVATED ABOUT LEARNING. WE WANT THEM TO INTRINSICALLY BE
MOTIVATED ABOUT LEARNING.
WE WANT THEM TO LOVE TO READ. MOTIVATED ABOUT LEARNING.
WE WANT THEM TO LOVE TO READ.
AND WE DO THIS THROUGH SONG, WE WANT THEM TO LOVE TO READ.
AND WE DO THIS THROUGH SONG,
DANCE, CHANTING. AND WE DO THIS THROUGH SONG,
DANCE, CHANTING.
WE BUILD THEIR ESTEEM. DANCE, CHANTING.
WE BUILD THEIR ESTEEM.
AND WE CAN DO THIS IN AS SHORT A WE BUILD THEIR ESTEEM.
AND WE CAN DO THIS IN AS SHORT A
TIME AS SIX WEEKS, BECAUSE OF AND WE CAN DO THIS IN AS SHORT A
TIME AS SIX WEEKS, BECAUSE OF
THE WAY THE PROGRAM IS BUILT AND TIME AS SIX WEEKS, BECAUSE OF
THE WAY THE PROGRAM IS BUILT AND
PRESCRIBED. THE WAY THE PROGRAM IS BUILT AND
PRESCRIBED.
>>AND THIS COMES OUT OF THE PRESCRIBED.
>>AND THIS COMES OUT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT >>AND THIS COMES OUT OF THE
OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR. OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR.
>>THAT’S RIGHT. GOVERNOR.
>>THAT’S RIGHT.
LAST YEAR, MARION >>THAT’S RIGHT.
LAST YEAR, MARION
WRIGHT-EDDLEMAN, FROM THE LAST YEAR, MARION
WRIGHT-EDDLEMAN, FROM THE
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND CAME AND WRIGHT-EDDLEMAN, FROM THE
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND CAME AND
SPOKE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND CAME AND
SPOKE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS’ GRADUATION IN SPOKE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS’ GRADUATION IN
ST. CROIX. VIRGIN ISLANDS’ GRADUATION IN
ST. CROIX.
AND AFTERWARDS, IN SPEAKING WITH ST. CROIX.
AND AFTERWARDS, IN SPEAKING WITH
THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SHE AND AFTERWARDS, IN SPEAKING WITH
THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SHE
SPOKE ABOUT HER MISSION AND THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SHE
SPOKE ABOUT HER MISSION AND
THINGS THAT SHE’S DOING. SPOKE ABOUT HER MISSION AND
THINGS THAT SHE’S DOING.
HE GOT SO ENAMORED WITH THIS THINGS THAT SHE’S DOING.
HE GOT SO ENAMORED WITH THIS
PROGRAM THAT HE TOOK — HE GOT SO ENAMORED WITH THIS
PROGRAM THAT HE TOOK —
HE WENT AND HE TOOK WEAN PROGRAM THAT HE TOOK —
HE WENT AND HE TOOK WEAN
FARRELL, HIS SENIOR POLICY HE WENT AND HE TOOK WEAN
FARRELL, HIS SENIOR POLICY
ADVISOR, JANELLE SARAUW, HIS FARRELL, HIS SENIOR POLICY
ADVISOR, JANELLE SARAUW, HIS
RESEARCH DIRECTOR, AND THEY WENT ADVISOR, JANELLE SARAUW, HIS
RESEARCH DIRECTOR, AND THEY WENT
TO TENNESSEE AT THE ALEX HALEY RESEARCH DIRECTOR, AND THEY WENT
TO TENNESSEE AT THE ALEX HALEY
FARM AND THEY LOVED IT. TO TENNESSEE AT THE ALEX HALEY
FARM AND THEY LOVED IT.
>>FELL IN LOVE. FARM AND THEY LOVED IT.
>>FELL IN LOVE.
>>YOU FELL IN LOVE. >>FELL IN LOVE.
>>YOU FELL IN LOVE.
THE MINUTE — >>YOU FELL IN LOVE.
THE MINUTE —
AND YOU KNOW, I HIRED SOME STAFF THE MINUTE —
AND YOU KNOW, I HIRED SOME STAFF
FOR FREEDOM SCHOOLS AND I KEPT AND YOU KNOW, I HIRED SOME STAFF
FOR FREEDOM SCHOOLS AND I KEPT
EXPLAINING IT’S A HIGH ENERGY FOR FREEDOM SCHOOLS AND I KEPT
EXPLAINING IT’S A HIGH ENERGY
PROGRAM. EXPLAINING IT’S A HIGH ENERGY
PROGRAM.
THERE’S A LOVE OF LITERACY. I PROGRAM.
THERE’S A LOVE OF LITERACY. I
SAID, AND YOU’RE GOING TO THERE’S A LOVE OF LITERACY. I
SAID, AND YOU’RE GOING TO
EXPERIENCE AN ENERGY LIKE YOU’VE SAID, AND YOU’RE GOING TO
EXPERIENCE AN ENERGY LIKE YOU’VE
NEVER SEEN BEFORE. EXPERIENCE AN ENERGY LIKE YOU’VE
NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
AND A POSITIVITY. NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
AND A POSITIVITY.
AND I COULDN’T EXPLAIN IT. AND A POSITIVITY.
AND I COULDN’T EXPLAIN IT.
I COULD NOT PUT IT INTO WORDS, AND I COULDN’T EXPLAIN IT.
I COULD NOT PUT IT INTO WORDS,
BUT WHEN WE GOT THERE, MY STAFF, I COULD NOT PUT IT INTO WORDS,
BUT WHEN WE GOT THERE, MY STAFF,
SOME OF THEM WHO NORMALLY WOULD BUT WHEN WE GOT THERE, MY STAFF,
SOME OF THEM WHO NORMALLY WOULD
SIT AND ARE RETICENT, ONE YOUNG SOME OF THEM WHO NORMALLY WOULD
SIT AND ARE RETICENT, ONE YOUNG
LADY, I HAD TO TAKE, NINA SIT AND ARE RETICENT, ONE YOUNG
LADY, I HAD TO TAKE, NINA
FARRELL, I HAD TO PULL HER OFF A LADY, I HAD TO TAKE, NINA
FARRELL, I HAD TO PULL HER OFF A
TABLE. FARRELL, I HAD TO PULL HER OFF A
TABLE.
SHE WANTED TO DANCE, BECAUSE TABLE.
SHE WANTED TO DANCE, BECAUSE
FROM THE TIME YOU WALK IN, THERE SHE WANTED TO DANCE, BECAUSE
FROM THE TIME YOU WALK IN, THERE
IS CHANTING, THERE IS SINGING, FROM THE TIME YOU WALK IN, THERE
IS CHANTING, THERE IS SINGING,
THERE IS POSITIVE AFFIRMATION OF IS CHANTING, THERE IS SINGING,
THERE IS POSITIVE AFFIRMATION OF
YOU AS A HUMAN BEING AND THERE’S THERE IS POSITIVE AFFIRMATION OF
YOU AS A HUMAN BEING AND THERE’S
A CONSTANT LOVE OF LEARNING. YOU AS A HUMAN BEING AND THERE’S
A CONSTANT LOVE OF LEARNING.
IT’S AFFIRMED EVERYWHERE YOU A CONSTANT LOVE OF LEARNING.
IT’S AFFIRMED EVERYWHERE YOU
TURN. IT’S AFFIRMED EVERYWHERE YOU
TURN.
AND IT TAKES PLACE, OUR INITIAL TURN.
AND IT TAKES PLACE, OUR INITIAL
TRAINING AT THE ALEX HALEY FARM AND IT TAKES PLACE, OUR INITIAL
TRAINING AT THE ALEX HALEY FARM
IN TENNESSEE, IN KNOXVILLE. AND TRAINING AT THE ALEX HALEY FARM
IN TENNESSEE, IN KNOXVILLE. AND
THAT SITE, YOU HEAR ABOUT GOING IN TENNESSEE, IN KNOXVILLE. AND
THAT SITE, YOU HEAR ABOUT GOING
TO A HOLY GROUND, A SACRED THAT SITE, YOU HEAR ABOUT GOING
TO A HOLY GROUND, A SACRED
GROUND. TO A HOLY GROUND, A SACRED
GROUND.
AND WHEN YOU GET TO THE ALEX GROUND.
AND WHEN YOU GET TO THE ALEX
HALEY FARM, YOU ARE SURROUNDED AND WHEN YOU GET TO THE ALEX
HALEY FARM, YOU ARE SURROUNDED
BY HISTORY. HALEY FARM, YOU ARE SURROUNDED
BY HISTORY.
THERE IS ARTIFACTS FROM OUR BY HISTORY.
THERE IS ARTIFACTS FROM OUR
HISTORY, EVERYONE’S HISTORY. THERE IS ARTIFACTS FROM OUR
HISTORY, EVERYONE’S HISTORY.
WE’VE GOT HISPANIC ART, WE’VE HISTORY, EVERYONE’S HISTORY.
WE’VE GOT HISPANIC ART, WE’VE
GOT AFRICAN, NATIVE-AMERICAN, WE’VE GOT HISPANIC ART, WE’VE
GOT AFRICAN, NATIVE-AMERICAN,
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN GOT AFRICAN, NATIVE-AMERICAN,
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN
ART. AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN
ART.
AND IT’S JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE ART.
AND IT’S JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE
AND A VERY SERENE SETTING. AND IT’S JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE
AND A VERY SERENE SETTING.
AND WE LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAM. AND A VERY SERENE SETTING.
AND WE LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAM.
AND ONCE WE LEARN ABOUT THE AND WE LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAM.
AND ONCE WE LEARN ABOUT THE
PROGRAM, THERE ARE LAYERS OF AND ONCE WE LEARN ABOUT THE
PROGRAM, THERE ARE LAYERS OF
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM, THERE ARE LAYERS OF
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT THAT EVERYONE GETS. TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT THAT EVERYONE GETS.
IT’S LIKE PEELING BACK AN ONION. DEVELOPMENT THAT EVERYONE GETS.
IT’S LIKE PEELING BACK AN ONION.
THERE’S A LAYER FOR EVERYTHING. IT’S LIKE PEELING BACK AN ONION.
THERE’S A LAYER FOR EVERYTHING.
AND ULTIMATELY, IT’S ALL GOING THERE’S A LAYER FOR EVERYTHING.
AND ULTIMATELY, IT’S ALL GOING
TO CULMINATE IN TRAINING FOR AND ULTIMATELY, IT’S ALL GOING
TO CULMINATE IN TRAINING FOR
WHAT WE CALL SERVANT LEADERS THE TO CULMINATE IN TRAINING FOR
WHAT WE CALL SERVANT LEADERS THE
FIRST TEN DAYS OF JUNE. WHAT WE CALL SERVANT LEADERS THE
FIRST TEN DAYS OF JUNE.
>>OKAY, SO THIS IS GOING TO BE FIRST TEN DAYS OF JUNE.
>>OKAY, SO THIS IS GOING TO BE
A SUMMER PROGRAM HERE IN THE >>OKAY, SO THIS IS GOING TO BE
A SUMMER PROGRAM HERE IN THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS? A SUMMER PROGRAM HERE IN THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS?
>>IT’S OPENING AS — VIRGIN ISLANDS?
>>IT’S OPENING AS —
IT’S PILOTING AS A SUMMER >>IT’S OPENING AS —
IT’S PILOTING AS A SUMMER
PROGRAM. IT’S PILOTING AS A SUMMER
PROGRAM.
WE’RE GOING TO DO A SIX WEEK PROGRAM.
WE’RE GOING TO DO A SIX WEEK
PROGRAM FROM JUNE 27TH, WHICH IS WE’RE GOING TO DO A SIX WEEK
PROGRAM FROM JUNE 27TH, WHICH IS
A MONDAY, TO AUGUST 5TH, WHICH PROGRAM FROM JUNE 27TH, WHICH IS
A MONDAY, TO AUGUST 5TH, WHICH
IS A FRIDAY. A MONDAY, TO AUGUST 5TH, WHICH
IS A FRIDAY.
A FULL SIX WEEKS. IS A FRIDAY.
A FULL SIX WEEKS.
AND WE’RE GOING TO DO PRE AND A FULL SIX WEEKS.
AND WE’RE GOING TO DO PRE AND
POST ASSESSMENTS ON OUR AND WE’RE GOING TO DO PRE AND
POST ASSESSMENTS ON OUR
STUDENTS, A MID-SUMMER POST ASSESSMENTS ON OUR
STUDENTS, A MID-SUMMER
ASSESSMENT. STUDENTS, A MID-SUMMER
ASSESSMENT.
WE’VE GOT CULTURAL LEARNING. ASSESSMENT.
WE’VE GOT CULTURAL LEARNING.
WE’VE PARTNERED — WE’VE GOT CULTURAL LEARNING.
WE’VE PARTNERED —
I HONESTLY HAVE TO SAY THAT THE WE’VE PARTNERED —
I HONESTLY HAVE TO SAY THAT THE
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS GIVEN ME I HONESTLY HAVE TO SAY THAT THE
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS GIVEN ME
FULL REIGN TO BUILD THIS PROGRAM LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS GIVEN ME
FULL REIGN TO BUILD THIS PROGRAM
FROM THE GROUND UP. FULL REIGN TO BUILD THIS PROGRAM
FROM THE GROUND UP.
AND MY ONLY RESTRICTION IS THAT FROM THE GROUND UP.
AND MY ONLY RESTRICTION IS THAT
I ENSURE EQUITY FOR ALL OUR AND MY ONLY RESTRICTION IS THAT
I ENSURE EQUITY FOR ALL OUR
CHILDREN. I ENSURE EQUITY FOR ALL OUR
CHILDREN.
WE’VE GOT A GREAT PARTNERSHIP CHILDREN.
WE’VE GOT A GREAT PARTNERSHIP
WITH OUR COMMISSIONER OF WE’VE GOT A GREAT PARTNERSHIP
WITH OUR COMMISSIONER OF
EDUCATION, ONE OF MY FAVORITES, WITH OUR COMMISSIONER OF
EDUCATION, ONE OF MY FAVORITES,
AND MY AWESOME SUPERINTENDENT. EDUCATION, ONE OF MY FAVORITES,
AND MY AWESOME SUPERINTENDENT.
SO DR. MCCOLLUM AND MS. WELLS, AND MY AWESOME SUPERINTENDENT.
SO DR. MCCOLLUM AND MS. WELLS,
HAVE FULLY EMBRACED THIS SO DR. MCCOLLUM AND MS. WELLS,
HAVE FULLY EMBRACED THIS
PROGRAM. HAVE FULLY EMBRACED THIS
PROGRAM.
AND MS. COLLEEN WILLIAMS IN ST. PROGRAM.
AND MS. COLLEEN WILLIAMS IN ST.
CROIX, ANOTHER ONE OF MY AND MS. COLLEEN WILLIAMS IN ST.
CROIX, ANOTHER ONE OF MY
SWEETHEARTS. CROIX, ANOTHER ONE OF MY
SWEETHEARTS.
AND THEY’VE REALLY EMBRACED THE SWEETHEARTS.
AND THEY’VE REALLY EMBRACED THE
PROGRAM AND MADE IT EASY FOR ME AND THEY’VE REALLY EMBRACED THE
PROGRAM AND MADE IT EASY FOR ME
TO COME INTO THEIR DISTRICTS. PROGRAM AND MADE IT EASY FOR ME
TO COME INTO THEIR DISTRICTS.
OUR DISTRICTS AND BUILD THIS TO COME INTO THEIR DISTRICTS.
OUR DISTRICTS AND BUILD THIS
PROGRAM FOR OUR STUDENTS. OUR DISTRICTS AND BUILD THIS
PROGRAM FOR OUR STUDENTS.
>>NOW, YOU SAID ABOUT THE PROGRAM FOR OUR STUDENTS.
>>NOW, YOU SAID ABOUT THE
CHANTING AND THE FUN. THAT >>NOW, YOU SAID ABOUT THE
CHANTING AND THE FUN. THAT
VIDEO THAT WE JUST SAW, THAT CHANTING AND THE FUN. THAT
VIDEO THAT WE JUST SAW, THAT
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO — VIDEO THAT WE JUST SAW, THAT
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO —
>>IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE. PROMOTIONAL VIDEO —
>>IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE.
>>IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE. >>IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE.
>>IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE.
>>OH YES. OH YES. >>IT MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE.
>>OH YES. OH YES.
>>AND SO, THEN HOW IS THIS >>OH YES. OH YES.
>>AND SO, THEN HOW IS THIS
GOING TO THEN PLAY A ROLE IN >>AND SO, THEN HOW IS THIS
GOING TO THEN PLAY A ROLE IN
VIRGIN ISLANDS EDUCATION ON A GOING TO THEN PLAY A ROLE IN
VIRGIN ISLANDS EDUCATION ON A
WHOLE? VIRGIN ISLANDS EDUCATION ON A
WHOLE?
>>WHAT WE ARE HOPING — WHOLE?
>>WHAT WE ARE HOPING —
YOU KNOW, WE’VE TRIED SO MANY >>WHAT WE ARE HOPING —
YOU KNOW, WE’VE TRIED SO MANY
THINGS IN EDUCATION TO TRY AND YOU KNOW, WE’VE TRIED SO MANY
THINGS IN EDUCATION TO TRY AND
BUILD LEARNING FOR OUR CHILDREN. THINGS IN EDUCATION TO TRY AND
BUILD LEARNING FOR OUR CHILDREN.
AND IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MUCH BUILD LEARNING FOR OUR CHILDREN.
AND IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MUCH
MONEY WE THROW AT THE PROBLEM, AND IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MUCH
MONEY WE THROW AT THE PROBLEM,
YOU CANNOT DO THINGS. YOU CANNOT MONEY WE THROW AT THE PROBLEM,
YOU CANNOT DO THINGS. YOU CANNOT
TEACH CHILDREN IN ISOLATION IN A YOU CANNOT DO THINGS. YOU CANNOT
TEACH CHILDREN IN ISOLATION IN A
SCHOOL AND NOT PULL THE PARENTS TEACH CHILDREN IN ISOLATION IN A
SCHOOL AND NOT PULL THE PARENTS
IN, AS YOU KNOW WITH YOUR SCHOOL AND NOT PULL THE PARENTS
IN, AS YOU KNOW WITH YOUR
POSITION. IN, AS YOU KNOW WITH YOUR
POSITION.
AND WE CAN’T DO THINGS WITH THE POSITION.
AND WE CAN’T DO THINGS WITH THE
PARENTS AND THE STUDENTS. AND WE CAN’T DO THINGS WITH THE
PARENTS AND THE STUDENTS.
AND IN FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WE CALL PARENTS AND THE STUDENTS.
AND IN FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WE CALL
THEM SCHOLARS, BUT YOU CAN’T DO AND IN FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WE CALL
THEM SCHOLARS, BUT YOU CAN’T DO
THINGS WITH THE PARENTS AND THE THEM SCHOLARS, BUT YOU CAN’T DO
THINGS WITH THE PARENTS AND THE
STUDENTS AND NOT PULL THE THINGS WITH THE PARENTS AND THE
STUDENTS AND NOT PULL THE
COMMUNITY IN. STUDENTS AND NOT PULL THE
COMMUNITY IN.
AND SO, FREEDOM SCHOOLS HAS A COMMUNITY IN.
AND SO, FREEDOM SCHOOLS HAS A
PRESCRIPTION TO PULL ALL THREE AND SO, FREEDOM SCHOOLS HAS A
PRESCRIPTION TO PULL ALL THREE
TOGETHER. AND WHAT WE ARE GOING PRESCRIPTION TO PULL ALL THREE
TOGETHER. AND WHAT WE ARE GOING
TO DO IS SING AND DANCE AND TOGETHER. AND WHAT WE ARE GOING
TO DO IS SING AND DANCE AND
CHANT OUR WAY THROUGH LEARNING TO DO IS SING AND DANCE AND
CHANT OUR WAY THROUGH LEARNING
ALL SUMMER LONG. AND WHAT WE ARE CHANT OUR WAY THROUGH LEARNING
ALL SUMMER LONG. AND WHAT WE ARE
HOPING TO SEE — ALL SUMMER LONG. AND WHAT WE ARE
HOPING TO SEE —
AND I SHOULDN’T SAY THAT BECAUSE HOPING TO SEE —
AND I SHOULDN’T SAY THAT BECAUSE
I KNOW I HAVE FAITH IN THIS AND I SHOULDN’T SAY THAT BECAUSE
I KNOW I HAVE FAITH IN THIS
PROGRAM AND CONFIDENCE WHAT I KNOW I HAVE FAITH IN THIS
PROGRAM AND CONFIDENCE WHAT
WE’RE GOING TO SEE IS A CHANGE PROGRAM AND CONFIDENCE WHAT
WE’RE GOING TO SEE IS A CHANGE
IN THE WAY CHILDREN LOOK AT WE’RE GOING TO SEE IS A CHANGE
IN THE WAY CHILDREN LOOK AT
LITERACY AND LEARNING, BECAUSE IN THE WAY CHILDREN LOOK AT
LITERACY AND LEARNING, BECAUSE
AS A CHILD OF AN EDUCATOR, YOU LITERACY AND LEARNING, BECAUSE
AS A CHILD OF AN EDUCATOR, YOU
HAVE TO KNOW THAT IF YOU TEACH AS A CHILD OF AN EDUCATOR, YOU
HAVE TO KNOW THAT IF YOU TEACH
CHILDREN TO READ, YOU OPEN THE HAVE TO KNOW THAT IF YOU TEACH
CHILDREN TO READ, YOU OPEN THE
WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM. CHILDREN TO READ, YOU OPEN THE
WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM.
>>AND THAT’S ONE OF THE CORE WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM.
>>AND THAT’S ONE OF THE CORE
BELIEFS — >>AND THAT’S ONE OF THE CORE
BELIEFS —
>>YES. BELIEFS —
>>YES.
>>OF FREEDOM SCHOOLS? >>YES.
>>OF FREEDOM SCHOOLS?
>>ABSOLUTELY. >>OF FREEDOM SCHOOLS?
>>ABSOLUTELY.
THAT CHILDREN READ AND THE WORLD>>ABSOLUTELY.
THAT CHILDREN READ AND THE WORLD
IS THEIRS FOR THE TAKING. THAT CHILDREN READ AND THE WORLD
IS THEIRS FOR THE TAKING.
>>I LOVE THAT. IS THEIRS FOR THE TAKING.
>>I LOVE THAT.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS >>I LOVE THAT.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR? WHAT ABOUT YOUR ROLE AS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR?
WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR?
WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?
>>I HAVE THE MOST ENVIABLE ROLE WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?
>>I HAVE THE MOST ENVIABLE ROLE
EVER, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN GIVEN >>I HAVE THE MOST ENVIABLE ROLE
EVER, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN GIVEN
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A EVER, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN GIVEN
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A
PROGRAM FROM THE GROUND UP, THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A
PROGRAM FROM THE GROUND UP,
USING THE PRESCRIPTION GIVEN BY PROGRAM FROM THE GROUND UP,
USING THE PRESCRIPTION GIVEN BY
DR. MARION WRIGHT-EDDLEMAN AND USING THE PRESCRIPTION GIVEN BY
DR. MARION WRIGHT-EDDLEMAN AND
HER FREEDOM — DR. MARION WRIGHT-EDDLEMAN AND
HER FREEDOM —
HER CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUNDS HER FREEDOM —
HER CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUNDS
FREEDOM SCHOOL’S PROTOCOL, AS HER CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUNDS
FREEDOM SCHOOL’S PROTOCOL, AS
WELL AS INFUSING VIRGIN ISLANDS’ FREEDOM SCHOOL’S PROTOCOL, AS
WELL AS INFUSING VIRGIN ISLANDS’
CULTURE INTO THIS PROGRAM. WELL AS INFUSING VIRGIN ISLANDS’
CULTURE INTO THIS PROGRAM.
>>NICE. CULTURE INTO THIS PROGRAM.
>>NICE.
>>AWESOME. >>NICE.
>>AWESOME.
AND I CAN’T FIND ANOTHER WORD TO>>AWESOME.
AND I CAN’T FIND ANOTHER WORD TO
DO. AND I CAN’T FIND ANOTHER WORD TO
DO.
WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN DO.
WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN
WORKING WITH BOOKS THAT SPEAK WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN
WORKING WITH BOOKS THAT SPEAK
ABOUT THEIR HERITAGE AS YOUNG WORKING WITH BOOKS THAT SPEAK
ABOUT THEIR HERITAGE AS YOUNG
BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ABOUT THEIR HERITAGE AS YOUNG
BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN
CHILDREN. BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN
CHILDREN.
WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN WHO CHILDREN.
WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN WHO
ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN WHO
ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT
LITERATURE THAT SPEAKS ABOUT ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT
LITERATURE THAT SPEAKS ABOUT
THEIR ROLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY LITERATURE THAT SPEAKS ABOUT
THEIR ROLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY
AND HELPING AND BUILDING THEIR THEIR ROLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY
AND HELPING AND BUILDING THEIR
COMMUNITY. AND HELPING AND BUILDING THEIR
COMMUNITY.
AND SO WE’RE LOOKING TO BUILD COMMUNITY.
AND SO WE’RE LOOKING TO BUILD
SELF-ESTEEM, WHICH IS ONE OF OUR AND SO WE’RE LOOKING TO BUILD
SELF-ESTEEM, WHICH IS ONE OF OUR
MAJOR TENETS FOR THE PROGRAM. SELF-ESTEEM, WHICH IS ONE OF OUR
MAJOR TENETS FOR THE PROGRAM.
THAT EVEN WHILE YOU’RE TEACHING MAJOR TENETS FOR THE PROGRAM.
THAT EVEN WHILE YOU’RE TEACHING
LEARNING, CHILDREN MUST FEEL THAT EVEN WHILE YOU’RE TEACHING
LEARNING, CHILDREN MUST FEEL
GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES AND WHO LEARNING, CHILDREN MUST FEEL
GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES AND WHO
THEY ARE. GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES AND WHO
THEY ARE.
I THINK ONE OF THE BOOKS THAT THEY ARE.
I THINK ONE OF THE BOOKS THAT
REALLY IMPRESSED UPON ME, AND I THINK ONE OF THE BOOKS THAT
REALLY IMPRESSED UPON ME, AND
IT’S A BOOK THEY USED YEARS AGO, REALLY IMPRESSED UPON ME, AND
IT’S A BOOK THEY USED YEARS AGO,
BUT IT’S CALLED “GOOD HAIR.” IT’S A BOOK THEY USED YEARS AGO,
BUT IT’S CALLED “GOOD HAIR.”
AND YOU KNOW, IT’S SUCH A BUT IT’S CALLED “GOOD HAIR.”
AND YOU KNOW, IT’S SUCH A
CONCEPT FOR OUR CHILDREN. AND YOU KNOW, IT’S SUCH A
CONCEPT FOR OUR CHILDREN.
WE’RE ALWAYS TOLD SOMEBODY HAS CONCEPT FOR OUR CHILDREN.
WE’RE ALWAYS TOLD SOMEBODY HAS
GOOD HAIR AND THAT MEANS THAT WE’RE ALWAYS TOLD SOMEBODY HAS
GOOD HAIR AND THAT MEANS THAT
WHEN YOU SAY THAT, THEN SOMEBODY GOOD HAIR AND THAT MEANS THAT
WHEN YOU SAY THAT, THEN SOMEBODY
ELSE DOESN’T HAVE IT. WHEN YOU SAY THAT, THEN SOMEBODY
ELSE DOESN’T HAVE IT.
AND THIS BOOK EXPLORES THE ELSE DOESN’T HAVE IT.
AND THIS BOOK EXPLORES THE
POSSIBILITY THAT HAIR HAS A AND THIS BOOK EXPLORES THE
POSSIBILITY THAT HAIR HAS A
PURPOSE ON TOP YOUR HEAD AND POSSIBILITY THAT HAIR HAS A
PURPOSE ON TOP YOUR HEAD AND
ONCE YOU GROW HAIR, I’M SORRY PURPOSE ON TOP YOUR HEAD AND
ONCE YOU GROW HAIR, I’M SORRY
FOR EVERYONE WITH ALOPECIA, BUT ONCE YOU GROW HAIR, I’M SORRY
FOR EVERYONE WITH ALOPECIA, BUT
ONCE YOU GROW HAIR, YOU HAVE FOR EVERYONE WITH ALOPECIA, BUT
ONCE YOU GROW HAIR, YOU HAVE
GOOD HAIR. ONCE YOU GROW HAIR, YOU HAVE
GOOD HAIR.
AND IT’S TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN GOOD HAIR.
AND IT’S TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN
OUR CHILDREN, TO MAKE THEM FEEL AND IT’S TO BUILD CONFIDENCE IN
OUR CHILDREN, TO MAKE THEM FEEL
GOOD ABOUT THE SKIN THAT THEY’RE OUR CHILDREN, TO MAKE THEM FEEL
GOOD ABOUT THE SKIN THAT THEY’RE
IN. GOOD ABOUT THE SKIN THAT THEY’RE
IN.
THAT THE HERITAGE THEY’VE BEEN IN.
THAT THE HERITAGE THEY’VE BEEN
EXPOSED TO. THAT THE HERITAGE THEY’VE BEEN
EXPOSED TO.
AND WHEN THEY FEEL GOOD ABOUT EXPOSED TO.
AND WHEN THEY FEEL GOOD ABOUT
THAT AND THEY SEE POSITIVE ROLE AND WHEN THEY FEEL GOOD ABOUT
THAT AND THEY SEE POSITIVE ROLE
MODELS IN THE LITERATURE THAT THAT AND THEY SEE POSITIVE ROLE
MODELS IN THE LITERATURE THAT
THEY READ, ALONG WITH THE MODELS IN THE LITERATURE THAT
THEY READ, ALONG WITH THE
ACTIVITIES THAT WE GIVE THEM, THEY READ, ALONG WITH THE
ACTIVITIES THAT WE GIVE THEM,
WE’VE GOT A PROGRAM THAT CAN’T ACTIVITIES THAT WE GIVE THEM,
WE’VE GOT A PROGRAM THAT CAN’T
FAIL. WE’VE GOT A PROGRAM THAT CAN’T
FAIL.
ABSOLUTELY. FAIL.
ABSOLUTELY.
>>AND SO YOU CAN’T DO THIS ABSOLUTELY.
>>AND SO YOU CAN’T DO THIS
WITHOUT A TEAM. >>AND SO YOU CAN’T DO THIS
WITHOUT A TEAM.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOUR WITHOUT A TEAM.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOUR
TEAM IS BUILT? CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOUR
TEAM IS BUILT?
THE HIERARCHY, THE LAYERS OF IT TEAM IS BUILT?
THE HIERARCHY, THE LAYERS OF IT
ALL. THE HIERARCHY, THE LAYERS OF IT
ALL.
>>LIKE I SAID, I’VE BEEN GIVEN ALL.
>>LIKE I SAID, I’VE BEEN GIVEN
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THE >>LIKE I SAID, I’VE BEEN GIVEN
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THE
PROGRAM AND SO I GOT TO — THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THE
PROGRAM AND SO I GOT TO —
AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE PROGRAM AND SO I GOT TO —
AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE
ASKING ME, “WELL, HOW DID YOU AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE
ASKING ME, “WELL, HOW DID YOU
GET THIS TEAM?” ASKING ME, “WELL, HOW DID YOU
GET THIS TEAM?”
BECAUSE WHEN I TOOK THE TEAM GET THIS TEAM?”
BECAUSE WHEN I TOOK THE TEAM
THAT I HAVE AWAY, WE WERE A BECAUSE WHEN I TOOK THE TEAM
THAT I HAVE AWAY, WE WERE A
FORCE. THAT I HAVE AWAY, WE WERE A
FORCE.
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WAS A FORCE FORCE.
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WAS A FORCE
TO BE RECKONED WITH. THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WAS A FORCE
TO BE RECKONED WITH.
>>REPRESENTED WELL? TO BE RECKONED WITH.
>>REPRESENTED WELL?
>>OH YES! >>REPRESENTED WELL?
>>OH YES!
THE ONLY THING WE DIDN’T HAVE >>OH YES!
THE ONLY THING WE DIDN’T HAVE
WERE FLAGS WAVING — THE ONLY THING WE DIDN’T HAVE
WERE FLAGS WAVING —
>>OH MAN! WERE FLAGS WAVING —
>>OH MAN!
>>BECAUSE THEY KNEW WE WERE IN >>OH MAN!
>>BECAUSE THEY KNEW WE WERE IN
THE HOUSE. >>BECAUSE THEY KNEW WE WERE IN
THE HOUSE.
WE EVEN CHANGED. THE HOUSE.
WE EVEN CHANGED.
THERE’S A GREETING THAT THEY DO WE EVEN CHANGED.
THERE’S A GREETING THAT THEY DO
EVERY MORNING, BECAUSE FROM THE THERE’S A GREETING THAT THEY DO
EVERY MORNING, BECAUSE FROM THE
TIME YOU WALK INTO FREEDOM EVERY MORNING, BECAUSE FROM THE
TIME YOU WALK INTO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS AND THEY SEE YOU, THEY TIME YOU WALK INTO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS AND THEY SEE YOU, THEY
START CHANTING AT YOU AND SCHOOLS AND THEY SEE YOU, THEY
START CHANTING AT YOU AND
SINGING AND DANCING. THERE’S A START CHANTING AT YOU AND
SINGING AND DANCING. THERE’S A
WAY TO SAY GOOD MORNING. SINGING AND DANCING. THERE’S A
WAY TO SAY GOOD MORNING.
AND IF YOU SAY GOOD MORNING, WAY TO SAY GOOD MORNING.
AND IF YOU SAY GOOD MORNING,
YOU’RE IN FOR IT, BECAUSE AND IF YOU SAY GOOD MORNING,
YOU’RE IN FOR IT, BECAUSE
EVERYBODY HAS TO JUMP UP AND YOU’RE IN FOR IT, BECAUSE
EVERYBODY HAS TO JUMP UP AND
CHANT AND CHEER AND DANCE. EVERYBODY HAS TO JUMP UP AND
CHANT AND CHEER AND DANCE.
AND WE START WITH THE CHANTING CHANT AND CHEER AND DANCE.
AND WE START WITH THE CHANTING
AND THE CHEERING AND WE DANCE AND WE START WITH THE CHANTING
AND THE CHEERING AND WE DANCE
ALL DAY LONG. AND THE CHEERING AND WE DANCE
ALL DAY LONG.
YET, WE’RE USING THESE ALL DAY LONG.
YET, WE’RE USING THESE
PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LEARNING. YET, WE’RE USING THESE
PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LEARNING.
AND THE TEAM THAT I BUILT, IT’S PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LEARNING.
AND THE TEAM THAT I BUILT, IT’S
A FOUR LAYER TEAM. AND THE TEAM THAT I BUILT, IT’S
A FOUR LAYER TEAM.
>>OKAY. A FOUR LAYER TEAM.
>>OKAY.
>>AND IT STARTS WITH THE >>OKAY.
>>AND IT STARTS WITH THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND I GET TO >>AND IT STARTS WITH THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND I GET TO
DIRECT TWO AWESOME PROJECT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND I GET TO
DIRECT TWO AWESOME PROJECT
DIRECTORS IN EACH DISTRICT. DIRECT TWO AWESOME PROJECT
DIRECTORS IN EACH DISTRICT.
I’VE GOT DAPHNE GONZALES-THOMAS DIRECTORS IN EACH DISTRICT.
I’VE GOT DAPHNE GONZALES-THOMAS
IN THE ST. THOMAS DISTRICT. I’VE GOT DAPHNE GONZALES-THOMAS
IN THE ST. THOMAS DISTRICT.
SHE’S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT IN THE ST. THOMAS DISTRICT.
SHE’S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT
GOMEZ SCHOOL. SHE’S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT
GOMEZ SCHOOL.
AND I HAVE JAMILAH THURLAND IN GOMEZ SCHOOL.
AND I HAVE JAMILAH THURLAND IN
THE ST. CROIX DISTRICT AND SHE AND I HAVE JAMILAH THURLAND IN
THE ST. CROIX DISTRICT AND SHE
IS A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR IN ONE THE ST. CROIX DISTRICT AND SHE
IS A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR IN ONE
OF OUR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, IS A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR IN ONE
OF OUR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS,
ARTHUR RICHARDS. OF OUR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS,
ARTHUR RICHARDS.
THEY DIRECT THEIR DISTRICTS. ARTHUR RICHARDS.
THEY DIRECT THEIR DISTRICTS.
I SPEAK TO THEM AND THEN THEY THEY DIRECT THEIR DISTRICTS.
I SPEAK TO THEM AND THEN THEY
DIRECT WHATEVER WORK HAS TO BE I SPEAK TO THEM AND THEN THEY
DIRECT WHATEVER WORK HAS TO BE
DONE IN THE DISTRICTS. DIRECT WHATEVER WORK HAS TO BE
DONE IN THE DISTRICTS.
>>OKAY. DONE IN THE DISTRICTS.
>>OKAY.
>>LET ME SHARE WITH YOU FIRST >>OKAY.
>>LET ME SHARE WITH YOU FIRST
THAT WE’VE GOT FIVE SITES IN THE>>LET ME SHARE WITH YOU FIRST
THAT WE’VE GOT FIVE SITES IN THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS THIS SUMMER. I’VE THAT WE’VE GOT FIVE SITES IN THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS THIS SUMMER. I’VE
GOT MULLER, ULLA MULLER VIRGIN ISLANDS THIS SUMMER. I’VE
GOT MULLER, ULLA MULLER
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BECAUSE IT’S GOT MULLER, ULLA MULLER
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BECAUSE IT’S
A K – 3RD PROGRAM, LOCKHART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BECAUSE IT’S
A K – 3RD PROGRAM, LOCKHART
ELEMENTARY IN ST. JOHN I’VE GOT A K – 3RD PROGRAM, LOCKHART
ELEMENTARY IN ST. JOHN I’VE GOT
JULIUS SPRAUVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ELEMENTARY IN ST. JOHN I’VE GOT
JULIUS SPRAUVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
AND IN ST. CROIX I’VE GOT JULIUS SPRAUVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
AND IN ST. CROIX I’VE GOT
JUANITA GARDIN AND CLARDO MARKO. AND IN ST. CROIX I’VE GOT
JUANITA GARDIN AND CLARDO MARKO.
AND THE PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN SO JUANITA GARDIN AND CLARDO MARKO.
AND THE PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN SO
AWESOME IN LETTING ME INTO THEIR AND THE PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN SO
AWESOME IN LETTING ME INTO THEIR
SCHOOLS TO BUILD THIS PROGRAM. AWESOME IN LETTING ME INTO THEIR
SCHOOLS TO BUILD THIS PROGRAM.
SO, MY TWO PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S SCHOOLS TO BUILD THIS PROGRAM.
SO, MY TWO PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S
THEN HAVE FIVE SITE SO, MY TWO PROGRAM DIRECTOR’S
THEN HAVE FIVE SITE
COORDINATORS. THEN HAVE FIVE SITE
COORDINATORS.
AND THE SITE COORDINATORS SERVE COORDINATORS.
AND THE SITE COORDINATORS SERVE
AS THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THEIR AND THE SITE COORDINATORS SERVE
AS THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THEIR
SITES. AS THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THEIR
SITES.
>>OKAY. SITES.
>>OKAY.
>>AND IN ST. JOHN I HAVE JOEY >>OKAY.
>>AND IN ST. JOHN I HAVE JOEY
SKELTON AN AP AT BCB. >>AND IN ST. JOHN I HAVE JOEY
SKELTON AN AP AT BCB.
I HAVE SHANNAY KING WHO IS A SKELTON AN AP AT BCB.
I HAVE SHANNAY KING WHO IS A
TEACHER WITH DOCTORAL CREDITS AT I HAVE SHANNAY KING WHO IS A
TEACHER WITH DOCTORAL CREDITS AT
EBO. TEACHER WITH DOCTORAL CREDITS AT
EBO.
I HAVE NINA FARRELL WHO IS AN EBO.
I HAVE NINA FARRELL WHO IS AN
EDUCATION SPECIALIST AND A I HAVE NINA FARRELL WHO IS AN
EDUCATION SPECIALIST AND A
TECHNOLOGY TEACHER AT JULIUS EDUCATION SPECIALIST AND A
TECHNOLOGY TEACHER AT JULIUS
SPRAUVE IN ST. JOHN. TECHNOLOGY TEACHER AT JULIUS
SPRAUVE IN ST. JOHN.
I’VE GOT IN ST. CROIX RISA SPRAUVE IN ST. JOHN.
I’VE GOT IN ST. CROIX RISA
FABIO-PARRILLA AND SHE’S A I’VE GOT IN ST. CROIX RISA
FABIO-PARRILLA AND SHE’S A
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. FABIO-PARRILLA AND SHE’S A
GUIDANCE COUNSELOR.
AND I’VE GOT DORENE CUFFY, A GUIDANCE COUNSELOR.
AND I’VE GOT DORENE CUFFY, A
SINGING AND DANCING TEACHER OUT AND I’VE GOT DORENE CUFFY, A
SINGING AND DANCING TEACHER OUT
OF 5TH GRADE. SINGING AND DANCING TEACHER OUT
OF 5TH GRADE.
WHEN I TELL YOU MY TEAM IS SO OF 5TH GRADE.
WHEN I TELL YOU MY TEAM IS SO
AWESOME, THEY SANG AND THEY WHEN I TELL YOU MY TEAM IS SO
AWESOME, THEY SANG AND THEY
DANCED THEIR WAY THROUGH THAT. AWESOME, THEY SANG AND THEY
DANCED THEIR WAY THROUGH THAT.
PEOPLE WERE LIKE, HEY VIRGIN DANCED THEIR WAY THROUGH THAT.
PEOPLE WERE LIKE, HEY VIRGIN
ISLANDS. PEOPLE WERE LIKE, HEY VIRGIN
ISLANDS.
THEY MAY NOT KNOW OUR NAME BUT ISLANDS.
THEY MAY NOT KNOW OUR NAME BUT
IN A ROOM WITH OVER 500, THEY MAY NOT KNOW OUR NAME BUT
IN A ROOM WITH OVER 500,
600 PEOPLE, PEOPLE KNEW THE IN A ROOM WITH OVER 500,
600 PEOPLE, PEOPLE KNEW THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS WERE THERE. 600 PEOPLE, PEOPLE KNEW THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS WERE THERE.
WE BECAME LEADERS BECAUSE THIS VIRGIN ISLANDS WERE THERE.
WE BECAME LEADERS BECAUSE THIS
TEAM FULLY EMBRACED THIS CONCEPT WE BECAME LEADERS BECAUSE THIS
TEAM FULLY EMBRACED THIS CONCEPT
OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP; WHICH TEAM FULLY EMBRACED THIS CONCEPT
OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP; WHICH
TAKES ME TO OUR NEXT LEVEL AND OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP; WHICH
TAKES ME TO OUR NEXT LEVEL AND
OUR FINAL LEVEL BEFORE YOU GET TAKES ME TO OUR NEXT LEVEL AND
OUR FINAL LEVEL BEFORE YOU GET
TO OUR SCHOLARS AND THAT’S OUR OUR FINAL LEVEL BEFORE YOU GET
TO OUR SCHOLARS AND THAT’S OUR
SERVANT LEADERS. TO OUR SCHOLARS AND THAT’S OUR
SERVANT LEADERS.
>>WHAT ARE THOSE? SERVANT LEADERS.
>>WHAT ARE THOSE?
>>SERVANT LEADERS ARE YOUR >>WHAT ARE THOSE?
>>SERVANT LEADERS ARE YOUR
TEACHERS AND WITH FREEDOM >>SERVANT LEADERS ARE YOUR
TEACHERS AND WITH FREEDOM
SCHOOLS, THEY’RE A LITTLE TEACHERS AND WITH FREEDOM
SCHOOLS, THEY’RE A LITTLE
SNEAKY, BECAUSE THEY WANT US TO SCHOOLS, THEY’RE A LITTLE
SNEAKY, BECAUSE THEY WANT US TO
HIRE SERVANT LEADERS, TEACHERS SNEAKY, BECAUSE THEY WANT US TO
HIRE SERVANT LEADERS, TEACHERS
FOR THE PROGRAM AND THEY WANT HIRE SERVANT LEADERS, TEACHERS
FOR THE PROGRAM AND THEY WANT
COLLEGE STUDENTS. FOR THE PROGRAM AND THEY WANT
COLLEGE STUDENTS.
THEY WANT FIRST YEAR COLLEGE COLLEGE STUDENTS.
THEY WANT FIRST YEAR COLLEGE
STUDENTS AND NOT NECESSARILY THEY WANT FIRST YEAR COLLEGE
STUDENTS AND NOT NECESSARILY
EDUCATION MAJORS. STUDENTS AND NOT NECESSARILY
EDUCATION MAJORS.
BECAUSE WHAT THEY HAVE REALIZED EDUCATION MAJORS.
BECAUSE WHAT THEY HAVE REALIZED
IS EDUCATION MAJORS RULE THE BECAUSE WHAT THEY HAVE REALIZED
IS EDUCATION MAJORS RULE THE
WORLD. YOU’RE NOT AN EDUCATION IS EDUCATION MAJORS RULE THE
WORLD. YOU’RE NOT AN EDUCATION
MAJOR ARE YOU? WORLD. YOU’RE NOT AN EDUCATION
MAJOR ARE YOU?
>>I AM NOT. MAJOR ARE YOU?
>>I AM NOT.
>>WELL, I AM. >>I AM NOT.
>>WELL, I AM.
SO, EDUCATION MAJORS RULE THE >>WELL, I AM.
SO, EDUCATION MAJORS RULE THE
WORLD AND WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS SO, EDUCATION MAJORS RULE THE
WORLD AND WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS
WE PULL THESE COLLEGE STUDENTS WORLD AND WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS
WE PULL THESE COLLEGE STUDENTS
IN. WE PULL THESE COLLEGE STUDENTS
IN.
AND THEN WE TRY TO GET THEM TO IN.
AND THEN WE TRY TO GET THEM TO
CHANGE THEIR MAJORS BY SHOWING AND THEN WE TRY TO GET THEM TO
CHANGE THEIR MAJORS BY SHOWING
THEM HOW AWESOME EDUCATION IS CHANGE THEIR MAJORS BY SHOWING
THEM HOW AWESOME EDUCATION IS
AND HOW MUCH POWER YOU HOLD TO THEM HOW AWESOME EDUCATION IS
AND HOW MUCH POWER YOU HOLD TO
CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH AND HOW MUCH POWER YOU HOLD TO
CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH
EDUCATION. WE TRY TO MAKE THEM CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH
EDUCATION. WE TRY TO MAKE THEM
BECOME EDUCATION MAJORS. EDUCATION. WE TRY TO MAKE THEM
BECOME EDUCATION MAJORS.
SO, WE HAVE BUSINESS STUDENTS, BECOME EDUCATION MAJORS.
SO, WE HAVE BUSINESS STUDENTS,
WE HAVE ECONOMIC STUDENTS, AND SO, WE HAVE BUSINESS STUDENTS,
WE HAVE ECONOMIC STUDENTS, AND
WE TRY TO TURN THEM AROUND. WE HAVE ECONOMIC STUDENTS, AND
WE TRY TO TURN THEM AROUND.
AND THEY HAVE A REALLY GOOD RATE WE TRY TO TURN THEM AROUND.
AND THEY HAVE A REALLY GOOD RATE
OF TURNING THESE STUDENTS, FIRST AND THEY HAVE A REALLY GOOD RATE
OF TURNING THESE STUDENTS, FIRST
YEAR STUDENTS AND UP INTO OF TURNING THESE STUDENTS, FIRST
YEAR STUDENTS AND UP INTO
EDUCATION MAJORS. YEAR STUDENTS AND UP INTO
EDUCATION MAJORS.
NOW, BECAUSE OUR PROGRAM IS A EDUCATION MAJORS.
NOW, BECAUSE OUR PROGRAM IS A
LITTLE DIFFERENT, WE DON’T HAVE NOW, BECAUSE OUR PROGRAM IS A
LITTLE DIFFERENT, WE DON’T HAVE
THE SUPPORT THAT OTHER FREEDOM LITTLE DIFFERENT, WE DON’T HAVE
THE SUPPORT THAT OTHER FREEDOM
SCHOOLS HAVE. THE SUPPORT THAT OTHER FREEDOM
SCHOOLS HAVE.
THEY CAN CALL AND GET WHAT WE SCHOOLS HAVE.
THEY CAN CALL AND GET WHAT WE
CALL AN ELLA BAKER TRAINER. THEY CAN CALL AND GET WHAT WE
CALL AN ELLA BAKER TRAINER.
AND I’LL EXPLAIN THAT IN A CALL AN ELLA BAKER TRAINER.
AND I’LL EXPLAIN THAT IN A
MINUTE. AND I’LL EXPLAIN THAT IN A
MINUTE.
BUT THERE ARE TRAINERS WHO TEACH MINUTE.
BUT THERE ARE TRAINERS WHO TEACH
YOU YOUR CHANTS, WHO TELL YOU BUT THERE ARE TRAINERS WHO TEACH
YOU YOUR CHANTS, WHO TELL YOU
WHAT’S GOING WRONG WITH YOUR YOU YOUR CHANTS, WHO TELL YOU
WHAT’S GOING WRONG WITH YOUR
PROGRAM, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED WHAT’S GOING WRONG WITH YOUR
PROGRAM, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED
TO TWEAK TO GET THE STUDENTS TO PROGRAM, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED
TO TWEAK TO GET THE STUDENTS TO
WORK WELL WITH YOU. TO TWEAK TO GET THE STUDENTS TO
WORK WELL WITH YOU.
WE DON’T HAVE THAT COMFORT. WORK WELL WITH YOU.
WE DON’T HAVE THAT COMFORT.
SO, WHAT WE’VE DONE IS WE’VE PUT WE DON’T HAVE THAT COMFORT.
SO, WHAT WE’VE DONE IS WE’VE PUT
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS — SO, WHAT WE’VE DONE IS WE’VE PUT
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS —
WE’VE HIRED TWO EXPERIENCED EXPERIENCED TEACHERS —
WE’VE HIRED TWO EXPERIENCED
TEACHERS AND TWO COLLEGE WE’VE HIRED TWO EXPERIENCED
TEACHERS AND TWO COLLEGE
STUDENTS AT EACH SITE. TEACHERS AND TWO COLLEGE
STUDENTS AT EACH SITE.
THAT WAY, WE DON’T HAVE TO CALL STUDENTS AT EACH SITE.
THAT WAY, WE DON’T HAVE TO CALL
THE STATES EVERY FIVE MINUTES. THAT WAY, WE DON’T HAVE TO CALL
THE STATES EVERY FIVE MINUTES.
WE’RE TRAINING THESE EXPERIENCED THE STATES EVERY FIVE MINUTES.
WE’RE TRAINING THESE EXPERIENCED
TEACHERS TO COME AROUND TO THE WE’RE TRAINING THESE EXPERIENCED
TEACHERS TO COME AROUND TO THE
FREEDOM SCHOOL WAY. TEACHERS TO COME AROUND TO THE
FREEDOM SCHOOL WAY.
AND OF COURSE THAT’S THE FREEDOM SCHOOL WAY.
AND OF COURSE THAT’S THE
SINGING, THE DANCING, THE AND OF COURSE THAT’S THE
SINGING, THE DANCING, THE
CHANTING; THAT LEARNING IS FUN. SINGING, THE DANCING, THE
CHANTING; THAT LEARNING IS FUN.
AND LEARNING IS FUN WHILE WE CHANTING; THAT LEARNING IS FUN.
AND LEARNING IS FUN WHILE WE
BUILD YOUR SELF-ESTEEM. AND LEARNING IS FUN WHILE WE
BUILD YOUR SELF-ESTEEM.
>>AND DO YOU THINK THAT THE BUILD YOUR SELF-ESTEEM.
>>AND DO YOU THINK THAT THE
CONCEPT, THIS FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS>>AND DO YOU THINK THAT THE
CONCEPT, THIS FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS
GOING TO EXPAND INTO OTHER AREAS CONCEPT, THIS FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS
GOING TO EXPAND INTO OTHER AREAS
OTHER THAN JUST THIS PROGRAM FOR GOING TO EXPAND INTO OTHER AREAS
OTHER THAN JUST THIS PROGRAM FOR
THE SUMMER? OTHER THAN JUST THIS PROGRAM FOR
THE SUMMER?
>>ABSOLUTELY. THE SUMMER?
>>ABSOLUTELY.
RIGHT NOW, WE’RE WORKING ON >>ABSOLUTELY.
RIGHT NOW, WE’RE WORKING ON
K-3RD AS A PILOT — RIGHT NOW, WE’RE WORKING ON
K-3RD AS A PILOT —
>>OKAY. K-3RD AS A PILOT —
>>OKAY.
>>BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND >>OKAY.
>>BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND
THE PROGRAM INTO AN AFTER >>BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND
THE PROGRAM INTO AN AFTER
SCHOOL. THE PROGRAM INTO AN AFTER
SCHOOL.
THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT IS GOING SCHOOL.
THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT IS GOING
TO HAVE SERIOUS, RESIDUAL EFFECT THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT IS GOING
TO HAVE SERIOUS, RESIDUAL EFFECT
ON OUR COMMUNITY, BECAUSE WE DO TO HAVE SERIOUS, RESIDUAL EFFECT
ON OUR COMMUNITY, BECAUSE WE DO
HAVE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN OUR ON OUR COMMUNITY, BECAUSE WE DO
HAVE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN OUR
SCHOOLS. HAVE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN OUR
SCHOOLS.
THEY VOLUNTEER. SCHOOLS.
THEY VOLUNTEER.
YOU’VE GOT GREAT ORGANIZATIONS THEY VOLUNTEER.
YOU’VE GOT GREAT ORGANIZATIONS
LIKE ROTARY. YOU’VE GOT GREAT ORGANIZATIONS
LIKE ROTARY.
YOU’VE GOT AWESOME VOLUNTEER LIKE ROTARY.
YOU’VE GOT AWESOME VOLUNTEER
ORGANIZATIONS, LIKE WHITE BAY, YOU’VE GOT AWESOME VOLUNTEER
ORGANIZATIONS, LIKE WHITE BAY,
THAT GIVE CONSTANTLY AND THERE ORGANIZATIONS, LIKE WHITE BAY,
THAT GIVE CONSTANTLY AND THERE
ARE SO MANY OTHERS THAT I CAN THAT GIVE CONSTANTLY AND THERE
ARE SO MANY OTHERS THAT I CAN
THINK OF. ARE SO MANY OTHERS THAT I CAN
THINK OF.
BUT WHAT FREEDOM SCHOOLS DOES IS THINK OF.
BUT WHAT FREEDOM SCHOOLS DOES IS
IT FORCES THE COMMUNITY, IT BUT WHAT FREEDOM SCHOOLS DOES IS
IT FORCES THE COMMUNITY, IT
FORCES THE PARENTS TO COME IN IT FORCES THE COMMUNITY, IT
FORCES THE PARENTS TO COME IN
AND YOU MUST BE AN INTEGRAL FORCES THE PARENTS TO COME IN
AND YOU MUST BE AN INTEGRAL
PART. AND YOU MUST BE AN INTEGRAL
PART.
ONE OF THE FAVORITE THINGS I HAD PART.
ONE OF THE FAVORITE THINGS I HAD
WAS THAT WITH FREEDOM SCHOOLS, ONE OF THE FAVORITE THINGS I HAD
WAS THAT WITH FREEDOM SCHOOLS,
THEY INVITED PEOPLE IN TO READ WAS THAT WITH FREEDOM SCHOOLS,
THEY INVITED PEOPLE IN TO READ
TO CHILDREN EVERY DAY. THEY INVITED PEOPLE IN TO READ
TO CHILDREN EVERY DAY.
>>I LOVE IT. TO CHILDREN EVERY DAY.
>>I LOVE IT.
I LOVE IT. >>I LOVE IT.
I LOVE IT.
>>AND WHEN THEY COME IN, YOU I LOVE IT.
>>AND WHEN THEY COME IN, YOU
CAN’T JUST READ DR. SEUSS, YOU >>AND WHEN THEY COME IN, YOU
CAN’T JUST READ DR. SEUSS, YOU
HAVE TO ACT OUT DR. SEUSS. CAN’T JUST READ DR. SEUSS, YOU
HAVE TO ACT OUT DR. SEUSS.
YOU’VE GOT TO PULL THE CHILDREN HAVE TO ACT OUT DR. SEUSS.
YOU’VE GOT TO PULL THE CHILDREN
INTO THE STORY. YOU’VE GOT TO PULL THE CHILDREN
INTO THE STORY.
YOU HAVE TO MAKE THEM SING. SO, INTO THE STORY.
YOU HAVE TO MAKE THEM SING. SO,
YOU HAVE TO DO A LITTLE YOU HAVE TO MAKE THEM SING. SO,
YOU HAVE TO DO A LITTLE
PREPARATION YOURSELF. YOU HAVE TO DO A LITTLE
PREPARATION YOURSELF.
WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, WE PREPARATION YOURSELF.
WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, WE
CHANT AND CHEER OUR WAY THROUGH WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE, WE
CHANT AND CHEER OUR WAY THROUGH
OUR DAY. CHANT AND CHEER OUR WAY THROUGH
OUR DAY.
THE CHILDREN LOVE IT, THE OUR DAY.
THE CHILDREN LOVE IT, THE
COMMUNITY LOVES IT, AND THE THE CHILDREN LOVE IT, THE
COMMUNITY LOVES IT, AND THE
PARENTS DON’T WANT TO LEAVE. COMMUNITY LOVES IT, AND THE
PARENTS DON’T WANT TO LEAVE.
>>AND SO THE PARENT COMPONENT PARENTS DON’T WANT TO LEAVE.
>>AND SO THE PARENT COMPONENT
IS A REALLY BIG PART OF THE >>AND SO THE PARENT COMPONENT
IS A REALLY BIG PART OF THE
SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM? IS A REALLY BIG PART OF THE
SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM?
>>AS YOU’VE ALWAYS SAID, WHEN SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM?
>>AS YOU’VE ALWAYS SAID, WHEN
YOU PARTNER — >>AS YOU’VE ALWAYS SAID, WHEN
YOU PARTNER —
WHEN SCHOOLS PARTNER WITH YOU PARTNER —
WHEN SCHOOLS PARTNER WITH
PARENTS, CHILDREN ACHIEVE. WHEN SCHOOLS PARTNER WITH
PARENTS, CHILDREN ACHIEVE.
>>YES. PARENTS, CHILDREN ACHIEVE.
>>YES.
>>PARENTS ARE A REALLY BIG PART>>YES.
>>PARENTS ARE A REALLY BIG PART
OF IT. >>PARENTS ARE A REALLY BIG PART
OF IT.
WE PULL THEM IN. OF IT.
WE PULL THEM IN.
IF YOU ARE NOT — WE PULL THEM IN.
IF YOU ARE NOT —
FOR THE PARENTS THAT ARE GOING IF YOU ARE NOT —
FOR THE PARENTS THAT ARE GOING
TO BE APPLYING TO FREEDOM FOR THE PARENTS THAT ARE GOING
TO BE APPLYING TO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS, IF YOU DON’T INTEND TO TO BE APPLYING TO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS, IF YOU DON’T INTEND TO
BECOME A PART OF THIS PROGRAM, SCHOOLS, IF YOU DON’T INTEND TO
BECOME A PART OF THIS PROGRAM,
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO COME AND BECOME A PART OF THIS PROGRAM,
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO COME AND
READ, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK IF YOU DON’T WANT TO COME AND
READ, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK
AT THE INTEGRATED READING READ, IF YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK
AT THE INTEGRATED READING
CURRICULUM AND SIT WITH US, IF AT THE INTEGRATED READING
CURRICULUM AND SIT WITH US, IF
YOU DON’T WANT TO COME AND JOIN CURRICULUM AND SIT WITH US, IF
YOU DON’T WANT TO COME AND JOIN
US IN A SESSION THAT WE CALL — YOU DON’T WANT TO COME AND JOIN
US IN A SESSION THAT WE CALL —
WHICH MEANS LET’S PULL TOGETHER US IN A SESSION THAT WE CALL —
WHICH MEANS LET’S PULL TOGETHER
WHERE WE START OUR DAY. WHICH MEANS LET’S PULL TOGETHER
WHERE WE START OUR DAY.
IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT, WHERE WE START OUR DAY.
IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT,
FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS NOT THE IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT,
FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS NOT THE
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR YOU. AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS NOT THE
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR YOU. AND
WE’RE VERY LIMITED IN THE SUMMER PROGRAM FOR YOU. AND
WE’RE VERY LIMITED IN THE
NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE AT EACH WE’RE VERY LIMITED IN THE
NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE AT EACH
SITE. NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE AT EACH
SITE.
WE’VE GOT FIVE — SITE.
WE’VE GOT FIVE —
ONE IN THE ST. JOHN DISTRICT, WE’VE GOT FIVE —
ONE IN THE ST. JOHN DISTRICT,
TWO IN ST. THOMAS, TWO IN ST. ONE IN THE ST. JOHN DISTRICT,
TWO IN ST. THOMAS, TWO IN ST.
CROIX. TWO IN ST. THOMAS, TWO IN ST.
CROIX.
WE’VE ONLY GOT 5 KINDERGARTEN CROIX.
WE’VE ONLY GOT 5 KINDERGARTEN
STUDENTS ON EACH SITE, SIX 1ST WE’VE ONLY GOT 5 KINDERGARTEN
STUDENTS ON EACH SITE, SIX 1ST
GRADE, AND SEVEN 2ND AND 3RD STUDENTS ON EACH SITE, SIX 1ST
GRADE, AND SEVEN 2ND AND 3RD
GRADE. GRADE, AND SEVEN 2ND AND 3RD
GRADE.
SO OUR NUMBERS ARE LIMITED. GRADE.
SO OUR NUMBERS ARE LIMITED.
SO, OUR APPLICATION PROCESS IS SO OUR NUMBERS ARE LIMITED.
SO, OUR APPLICATION PROCESS IS
GOING TO BE — SO, OUR APPLICATION PROCESS IS
GOING TO BE —
WE’RE DIGGING DEEP. GOING TO BE —
WE’RE DIGGING DEEP.
WE WANT TO GET A GOOD RANGE, A WE’RE DIGGING DEEP.
WE WANT TO GET A GOOD RANGE, A
PLETHORA OF STUDENTS; NOT JUST WE WANT TO GET A GOOD RANGE, A
PLETHORA OF STUDENTS; NOT JUST
LOW FUNCTIONING READERS, BUT WE PLETHORA OF STUDENTS; NOT JUST
LOW FUNCTIONING READERS, BUT WE
WANT HIGH FUNCTIONING READERS, LOW FUNCTIONING READERS, BUT WE
WANT HIGH FUNCTIONING READERS,
AND MID-LEVEL READERS, BECAUSE WANT HIGH FUNCTIONING READERS,
AND MID-LEVEL READERS, BECAUSE
WHAT WE’RE DOING IS WE’RE AND MID-LEVEL READERS, BECAUSE
WHAT WE’RE DOING IS WE’RE
BUILDING CAPACITY. WHAT WE’RE DOING IS WE’RE
BUILDING CAPACITY.
THESE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO GO BUILDING CAPACITY.
THESE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO GO
OUT AND TELL PEOPLE HOW FABULOUS THESE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO GO
OUT AND TELL PEOPLE HOW FABULOUS
IT IS TO READ. OUT AND TELL PEOPLE HOW FABULOUS
IT IS TO READ.
THE TEACHERS THAT WE TRAIN AND IT IS TO READ.
THE TEACHERS THAT WE TRAIN AND
THE SITE COORDINATORS AND THE THE TEACHERS THAT WE TRAIN AND
THE SITE COORDINATORS AND THE
PROJECT DIRECTORS, WHEN THEY SEE THE SITE COORDINATORS AND THE
PROJECT DIRECTORS, WHEN THEY SEE
THE ENERGY THAT IS GIVEN TO PROJECT DIRECTORS, WHEN THEY SEE
THE ENERGY THAT IS GIVEN TO
FREEDOM SCHOOLS, THEY’RE GOING THE ENERGY THAT IS GIVEN TO
FREEDOM SCHOOLS, THEY’RE GOING
TO CHANGE AND RE-ORIENT HOW THEY FREEDOM SCHOOLS, THEY’RE GOING
TO CHANGE AND RE-ORIENT HOW THEY
DO THINGS IN THE CLASSROOMS. TO CHANGE AND RE-ORIENT HOW THEY
DO THINGS IN THE CLASSROOMS.
AND AS IT SPREADS, WITH “EACH DO THINGS IN THE CLASSROOMS.
AND AS IT SPREADS, WITH “EACH
ONE, TEACH ONE”, FREEDOM SCHOOLS AND AS IT SPREADS, WITH “EACH
ONE, TEACH ONE”, FREEDOM SCHOOLS
IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THIS ONE, TEACH ONE”, FREEDOM SCHOOLS
IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THIS
DISTRICT. IS GOING TO TAKE OVER THIS
DISTRICT.
>>I FEEL YOUR ENERGY. DISTRICT.
>>I FEEL YOUR ENERGY.
AND SO — >>I FEEL YOUR ENERGY.
AND SO —
I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. AND SO —
I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT.
>>WHEN IT WAS FIRST BROUGHT TO I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT.
>>WHEN IT WAS FIRST BROUGHT TO
ME, THEY SAID, “LOOK, DR. FORDE,>>WHEN IT WAS FIRST BROUGHT TO
ME, THEY SAID, “LOOK, DR. FORDE,
YOU’RE THE ONLY PERSON WE CAN ME, THEY SAID, “LOOK, DR. FORDE,
YOU’RE THE ONLY PERSON WE CAN
SEE DOING THIS PROGRAM.” YOU’RE THE ONLY PERSON WE CAN
SEE DOING THIS PROGRAM.”
AND I SAID, HMMM, I DON’T WANT SEE DOING THIS PROGRAM.”
AND I SAID, HMMM, I DON’T WANT
TO DO IT. AND I SAID, HMMM, I DON’T WANT
TO DO IT.
I’M BUSY. TO DO IT.
I’M BUSY.
I HAVE THINGS TO DO. I’M BUSY.
I HAVE THINGS TO DO.
AND I STAYED UP UNTIL ABOUT I HAVE THINGS TO DO.
AND I STAYED UP UNTIL ABOUT
2 O’CLOCK THAT MORNING READING AND I STAYED UP UNTIL ABOUT
2 O’CLOCK THAT MORNING READING
ON FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WATCHING ALL 2 O’CLOCK THAT MORNING READING
ON FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WATCHING ALL
THE VIDEOS, LOOKING AT THE ON FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WATCHING ALL
THE VIDEOS, LOOKING AT THE
CHILDREN CHANTING AND DANCING THE VIDEOS, LOOKING AT THE
CHILDREN CHANTING AND DANCING
AND STOMPING. AND THE NEXT DAY I CHILDREN CHANTING AND DANCING
AND STOMPING. AND THE NEXT DAY I
CALLED THEM AND I SAID, I AND STOMPING. AND THE NEXT DAY I
CALLED THEM AND I SAID, I
ACCEPT, BECAUSE I SEE HOW THIS CALLED THEM AND I SAID, I
ACCEPT, BECAUSE I SEE HOW THIS
CAN CHANGE TEACHING AND LEARNING ACCEPT, BECAUSE I SEE HOW THIS
CAN CHANGE TEACHING AND LEARNING
IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. CAN CHANGE TEACHING AND LEARNING
IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
>>SO, HOW IS IT FUNDED THOUGH? IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
>>SO, HOW IS IT FUNDED THOUGH?
IS IT FULLY FUNDED? >>SO, HOW IS IT FUNDED THOUGH?
IS IT FULLY FUNDED?
DO YOU NEED BUSINESSES? IS IT FULLY FUNDED?
DO YOU NEED BUSINESSES?
DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SUPPORT DO YOU NEED BUSINESSES?
DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SUPPORT
FINANCIALLY? DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SUPPORT
FINANCIALLY?
>>IF I DID THIS AND SAID, HELP! FINANCIALLY?
>>IF I DID THIS AND SAID, HELP!
WOULD EVERYONE UNDERSTAND? >>IF I DID THIS AND SAID, HELP!
WOULD EVERYONE UNDERSTAND?
I NEED HELP! WOULD EVERYONE UNDERSTAND?
I NEED HELP!
THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS BEEN I NEED HELP!
THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS BEEN
VERY, VERY BRILLIANT IN HOW HE’S THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR HAS BEEN
VERY, VERY BRILLIANT IN HOW HE’S
CRAFTED FUNDING THIS PROGRAM. VERY, VERY BRILLIANT IN HOW HE’S
CRAFTED FUNDING THIS PROGRAM.
NO MONIES COME. CRAFTED FUNDING THIS PROGRAM.
NO MONIES COME.
FIRST OF ALL, IT’S FUNDED NO MONIES COME.
FIRST OF ALL, IT’S FUNDED
ENTIRELY — FIRST OF ALL, IT’S FUNDED
ENTIRELY —
IT’S NOT GOVERNMENT FUNDED. ENTIRELY —
IT’S NOT GOVERNMENT FUNDED.
IT IS FUNDED ENTIRELY BY PRIVATE IT’S NOT GOVERNMENT FUNDED.
IT IS FUNDED ENTIRELY BY PRIVATE
INDUSTRY, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. IT IS FUNDED ENTIRELY BY PRIVATE
INDUSTRY, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.
AND WE’VE HAD SOME REALLY INDUSTRY, PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.
AND WE’VE HAD SOME REALLY
FABULOUS PEOPLE COME IN AND AND WE’VE HAD SOME REALLY
FABULOUS PEOPLE COME IN AND
ASSIST US. FABULOUS PEOPLE COME IN AND
ASSIST US.
WE’VE HAD STEPHANIE BERRY COME ASSIST US.
WE’VE HAD STEPHANIE BERRY COME
IN AND GIVE A REALLY GREAT WE’VE HAD STEPHANIE BERRY COME
IN AND GIVE A REALLY GREAT
DONATION THROUGH HER COMPANY. IN AND GIVE A REALLY GREAT
DONATION THROUGH HER COMPANY.
WE HAVE HAD, OH GOSH, I DON’T DONATION THROUGH HER COMPANY.
WE HAVE HAD, OH GOSH, I DON’T
WANT TO START CALLING NAMES WE HAVE HAD, OH GOSH, I DON’T
WANT TO START CALLING NAMES
BECAUSE THEN I’M GOING TO GET IN WANT TO START CALLING NAMES
BECAUSE THEN I’M GOING TO GET IN
TROUBLE. BECAUSE THEN I’M GOING TO GET IN
TROUBLE.
>>WELL, I KNOW OF ONE OF THEM. TROUBLE.
>>WELL, I KNOW OF ONE OF THEM.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE >>WELL, I KNOW OF ONE OF THEM.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS.
>>WELL, THEY’RE NOT A DONOR. VIRGIN ISLANDS.
>>WELL, THEY’RE NOT A DONOR.
>>THEY’RE NOT A DONOR. >>WELL, THEY’RE NOT A DONOR.
>>THEY’RE NOT A DONOR.
>>COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THEY’RE>>THEY’RE NOT A DONOR.
>>COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THEY’RE
GOING TO BE — >>COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, THEY’RE
GOING TO BE —
HANDLE ALL FIDUCIARY GOING TO BE —
HANDLE ALL FIDUCIARY
RESPONSIBILITY. HANDLE ALL FIDUCIARY
RESPONSIBILITY.
>>OKAY. RESPONSIBILITY.
>>OKAY.
>>THEY WILL SERVE AS OUR BANK. >>OKAY.
>>THEY WILL SERVE AS OUR BANK.
IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO FREEDOM>>THEY WILL SERVE AS OUR BANK.
IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS, YOU WILL GIVE THE CHECK IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO FREEDOM
SCHOOLS, YOU WILL GIVE THE CHECK
TO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE SCHOOLS, YOU WILL GIVE THE CHECK
TO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS. TO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS.
WHAT WE THEN DO IS, WELL, VIRGIN ISLANDS.
WHAT WE THEN DO IS, WELL,
THEY’VE BASICALLY BEEN USING A WHAT WE THEN DO IS, WELL,
THEY’VE BASICALLY BEEN USING A
REQUISITION PROCESS AND WE THEY’VE BASICALLY BEEN USING A
REQUISITION PROCESS AND WE
STATE, LOOK WE NEED TO BUY THE REQUISITION PROCESS AND WE
STATE, LOOK WE NEED TO BUY THE
BOOKLETS FOR THE HEALTH. STATE, LOOK WE NEED TO BUY THE
BOOKLETS FOR THE HEALTH.
AND SO IT WILL BE FUNDED THAT BOOKLETS FOR THE HEALTH.
AND SO IT WILL BE FUNDED THAT
WAY. AND SO IT WILL BE FUNDED THAT
WAY.
WE NEED TO PAY FOR THE BOOKS WAY.
WE NEED TO PAY FOR THE BOOKS
THAT ARE COMING IN FOR FREEDOM WE NEED TO PAY FOR THE BOOKS
THAT ARE COMING IN FOR FREEDOM
SCHOOLS BECAUSE EVERY WEEK — THAT ARE COMING IN FOR FREEDOM
SCHOOLS BECAUSE EVERY WEEK —
WE HAVE SIX WEEKS AND EVERY WEEK SCHOOLS BECAUSE EVERY WEEK —
WE HAVE SIX WEEKS AND EVERY WEEK
WE WILL GO THROUGH 5 – 10 BOOKS, WE HAVE SIX WEEKS AND EVERY WEEK
WE WILL GO THROUGH 5 – 10 BOOKS,
DEPENDING ON THE GRADE LEVEL. WE WILL GO THROUGH 5 – 10 BOOKS,
DEPENDING ON THE GRADE LEVEL.
AND THEN, WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL DEPENDING ON THE GRADE LEVEL.
AND THEN, WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL
ABOUT FREEDOM SCHOOLS, BECAUSE AND THEN, WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL
ABOUT FREEDOM SCHOOLS, BECAUSE
I’M A LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER AND ABOUT FREEDOM SCHOOLS, BECAUSE
I’M A LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER AND
THIS TOUCHES ME, AT THE END OF I’M A LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER AND
THIS TOUCHES ME, AT THE END OF
EVERY WEEK, THE CHILDREN GO HOME THIS TOUCHES ME, AT THE END OF
EVERY WEEK, THE CHILDREN GO HOME
WITH A BOOK. EVERY WEEK, THE CHILDREN GO HOME
WITH A BOOK.
SO, WHAT WE ARE ESSENTIALLY WITH A BOOK.
SO, WHAT WE ARE ESSENTIALLY
BUILDING ARE CHILDREN’S SO, WHAT WE ARE ESSENTIALLY
BUILDING ARE CHILDREN’S
LIBRARIES AT HOME. BUILDING ARE CHILDREN’S
LIBRARIES AT HOME.
SO, THAT SIBLINGS CAN PICK UP LIBRARIES AT HOME.
SO, THAT SIBLINGS CAN PICK UP
THE SAME BOOK AND FAMILIES CAN SO, THAT SIBLINGS CAN PICK UP
THE SAME BOOK AND FAMILIES CAN
DISCUSS POSITIVE LITERATURE, THE SAME BOOK AND FAMILIES CAN
DISCUSS POSITIVE LITERATURE,
POSITIVE THINGS. DISCUSS POSITIVE LITERATURE,
POSITIVE THINGS.
GO TO THE LIBRARY. POSITIVE THINGS.
GO TO THE LIBRARY.
WE’RE HOPING THAT THIS WILL GO TO THE LIBRARY.
WE’RE HOPING THAT THIS WILL
BUILD GOING TO THE LIBRARY AND WE’RE HOPING THAT THIS WILL
BUILD GOING TO THE LIBRARY AND
GETTING MORE BOOKS. BUILD GOING TO THE LIBRARY AND
GETTING MORE BOOKS.
AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS GOING TO GETTING MORE BOOKS.
AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS GOING TO
TURN LITERACY IN A WHOLE OTHER AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS GOING TO
TURN LITERACY IN A WHOLE OTHER
DIRECTION HERE IN ST. THOMAS. TURN LITERACY IN A WHOLE OTHER
DIRECTION HERE IN ST. THOMAS.
BUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE DIRECTION HERE IN ST. THOMAS.
BUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS AND DEE BUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS AND DEE
BAECHER-BROWN, THEY HAVE BEEN VIRGIN ISLANDS AND DEE
BAECHER-BROWN, THEY HAVE BEEN
FABULOUS. BAECHER-BROWN, THEY HAVE BEEN
FABULOUS.
ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO DONATE TO FABULOUS.
ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO DONATE TO
THE CAUSE, TO FREEDOM SCHOOLS, ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO DONATE TO
THE CAUSE, TO FREEDOM SCHOOLS,
AND WE NEED MONEY — AND I’LL THE CAUSE, TO FREEDOM SCHOOLS,
AND WE NEED MONEY — AND I’LL
TELL YOU WHY WE NEED MONEY. AND WE NEED MONEY — AND I’LL
TELL YOU WHY WE NEED MONEY.
WE HAVE TO BUY BOOKS. TELL YOU WHY WE NEED MONEY.
WE HAVE TO BUY BOOKS.
WE HAVE TO BUY BOOKS FOR WE HAVE TO BUY BOOKS.
WE HAVE TO BUY BOOKS FOR
125 CHILDREN AT ABOUT 6 – WE HAVE TO BUY BOOKS FOR
125 CHILDREN AT ABOUT 6 –
10 BOOKS, 5 – 10 BOOKS A WEEK, 125 CHILDREN AT ABOUT 6 –
10 BOOKS, 5 – 10 BOOKS A WEEK,
KINDERGARTEN I THINK IT’S 5 AND 10 BOOKS, 5 – 10 BOOKS A WEEK,
KINDERGARTEN I THINK IT’S 5 AND
EVERYBODY ELSE IS 10 BOOKS. KINDERGARTEN I THINK IT’S 5 AND
EVERYBODY ELSE IS 10 BOOKS.
WE GOT TO PAY FOR THAT. EVERYBODY ELSE IS 10 BOOKS.
WE GOT TO PAY FOR THAT.
AS I’VE TOLD YOU, WE’VE GOT WE GOT TO PAY FOR THAT.
AS I’VE TOLD YOU, WE’VE GOT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND AS I’VE TOLD YOU, WE’VE GOT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
TRAINING FOR OUR STAFF. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
TRAINING FOR OUR STAFF.
THE FIRST TRAINING WAS TO SEND TRAINING FOR OUR STAFF.
THE FIRST TRAINING WAS TO SEND
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. THE FIRST TRAINING WAS TO SEND
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
I’M BRAND NEW. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
I’M BRAND NEW.
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS WALKING I’M BRAND NEW.
I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS WALKING
INTO AND HOW MUCH WORK IT WAS. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS WALKING
INTO AND HOW MUCH WORK IT WAS.
THEN WE HAD THE PROJECT INTO AND HOW MUCH WORK IT WAS.
THEN WE HAD THE PROJECT
DIRECTORS GO, THEN THE SITE THEN WE HAD THE PROJECT
DIRECTORS GO, THEN THE SITE
COORDINATORS. DIRECTORS GO, THEN THE SITE
COORDINATORS.
AND WHAT THEY DO IS EVERYBODY COORDINATORS.
AND WHAT THEY DO IS EVERYBODY
GETS A PIECE. AND WHAT THEY DO IS EVERYBODY
GETS A PIECE.
WE LEARN A PIECE. GETS A PIECE.
WE LEARN A PIECE.
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IS THE ONLY WE LEARN A PIECE.
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IS THE ONLY
GROUP RIGHT NOW THAT GETS TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IS THE ONLY
GROUP RIGHT NOW THAT GETS TO
SEND EVERYBODY. GROUP RIGHT NOW THAT GETS TO
SEND EVERYBODY.
AND IN JUNE, FROM JUNE 1ST TO SEND EVERYBODY.
AND IN JUNE, FROM JUNE 1ST TO
JUNE 10TH, WE ARE SENDING AND IN JUNE, FROM JUNE 1ST TO
JUNE 10TH, WE ARE SENDING
20 SERVANT LEADERS, TWO PROJECT JUNE 10TH, WE ARE SENDING
20 SERVANT LEADERS, TWO PROJECT
DIRECTORS, FIVE SITE 20 SERVANT LEADERS, TWO PROJECT
DIRECTORS, FIVE SITE
COORDINATORS, AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS, FIVE SITE
COORDINATORS, AN EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR; WE ARE ALL GOING AND COORDINATORS, AN EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR; WE ARE ALL GOING AND
WE ARE GOING TO LEARN EVERY DIRECTOR; WE ARE ALL GOING AND
WE ARE GOING TO LEARN EVERY
FACET OF FREEDOM SCHOOLS. WE ARE GOING TO LEARN EVERY
FACET OF FREEDOM SCHOOLS.
THIS OF COURSE COSTS MONEY. FACET OF FREEDOM SCHOOLS.
THIS OF COURSE COSTS MONEY.
IT’S $9.00. THIS OF COURSE COSTS MONEY.
IT’S $9.00.
JUST ABOUT $1000 FOR EACH PERSON IT’S $9.00.
JUST ABOUT $1000 FOR EACH PERSON
TO RECEIVE THEIR TRAINING AND JUST ABOUT $1000 FOR EACH PERSON
TO RECEIVE THEIR TRAINING AND
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DONATING ONCE TO RECEIVE THEIR TRAINING AND
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DONATING ONCE
THEY HEAR ABOUT FREEDOM SCHOOLS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DONATING ONCE
THEY HEAR ABOUT FREEDOM SCHOOLS
AND WHAT WE’RE DOING, IT’S BEEN THEY HEAR ABOUT FREEDOM SCHOOLS
AND WHAT WE’RE DOING, IT’S BEEN
EASY TO GET THEM TO DONATE. AND WHAT WE’RE DOING, IT’S BEEN
EASY TO GET THEM TO DONATE.
BUT, WE NEED MORE. EASY TO GET THEM TO DONATE.
BUT, WE NEED MORE.
WE NEED SO MUCH MORE BECAUSE BUT, WE NEED MORE.
WE NEED SO MUCH MORE BECAUSE
WE’VE GOT TO PAY PEOPLE TO COME WE NEED SO MUCH MORE BECAUSE
WE’VE GOT TO PAY PEOPLE TO COME
IN WITH EXPERTISE AND WE HAVE TO WE’VE GOT TO PAY PEOPLE TO COME
IN WITH EXPERTISE AND WE HAVE TO
PAY OUR PERSONNEL. IN WITH EXPERTISE AND WE HAVE TO
PAY OUR PERSONNEL.
>>WHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY PAY OUR PERSONNEL.
>>WHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
IMPACT? >>WHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
IMPACT?
BECAUSE WE’RE SPEAKING ON THE IMPACT?
BECAUSE WE’RE SPEAKING ON THE
STUDENT LEVEL. BECAUSE WE’RE SPEAKING ON THE
STUDENT LEVEL.
WE SPOKE ON THE EDUCATOR LEVEL. STUDENT LEVEL.
WE SPOKE ON THE EDUCATOR LEVEL.
WHAT ABOUT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY? WE SPOKE ON THE EDUCATOR LEVEL.
WHAT ABOUT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY?
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS? WHAT ABOUT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY?
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS?
HOW CAN THIS IMPACT ALL OF US? THE VIRGIN ISLANDS?
HOW CAN THIS IMPACT ALL OF US?
>>SO, LET ME SHARE SOME HOW CAN THIS IMPACT ALL OF US?
>>SO, LET ME SHARE SOME
STATISTICS WITH YOU. >>SO, LET ME SHARE SOME
STATISTICS WITH YOU.
EVERY 24 SECONDS, A CHILD IS STATISTICS WITH YOU.
EVERY 24 SECONDS, A CHILD IS
BORN INTO POVERTY. EVERY 24 SECONDS, A CHILD IS
BORN INTO POVERTY.
EVERY NINE SECONDS, A HIGH BORN INTO POVERTY.
EVERY NINE SECONDS, A HIGH
SCHOOL CHILD DROPS OUT OF EVERY NINE SECONDS, A HIGH
SCHOOL CHILD DROPS OUT OF
SCHOOL. SCHOOL CHILD DROPS OUT OF
SCHOOL.
SO, NOW YOU’VE GOT AN ILLITERATE SCHOOL.
SO, NOW YOU’VE GOT AN ILLITERATE
BACKGROUND OF PEOPLE. SO, NOW YOU’VE GOT AN ILLITERATE
BACKGROUND OF PEOPLE.
EVERY FIVE MINUTES, WE HAVE BACKGROUND OF PEOPLE.
EVERY FIVE MINUTES, WE HAVE
CHILDREN WHO ARE CONFIRMED AS EVERY FIVE MINUTES, WE HAVE
CHILDREN WHO ARE CONFIRMED AS
ABUSED AND NEGLECTED IN OUR CHILDREN WHO ARE CONFIRMED AS
ABUSED AND NEGLECTED IN OUR
SYSTEM. ABUSED AND NEGLECTED IN OUR
SYSTEM.
AND EVERY EIGHT MINUTES, A CHILD SYSTEM.
AND EVERY EIGHT MINUTES, A CHILD
DIES THROUGH VIOLENCE. AND EVERY EIGHT MINUTES, A CHILD
DIES THROUGH VIOLENCE.
HOW CAN THIS PROGRAM IMPACT OUR DIES THROUGH VIOLENCE.
HOW CAN THIS PROGRAM IMPACT OUR
COMMUNITIES? HOW CAN THIS PROGRAM IMPACT OUR
COMMUNITIES?
WE WANT TO STOP THAT SCHOOL TO COMMUNITIES?
WE WANT TO STOP THAT SCHOOL TO
PRISON PIPELINE. WE WANT TO STOP THAT SCHOOL TO
PRISON PIPELINE.
WE’VE GOT TO BREAK THAT. PRISON PIPELINE.
WE’VE GOT TO BREAK THAT.
WE HAVE TO STOP YOUNG, WE’VE GOT TO BREAK THAT.
WE HAVE TO STOP YOUNG,
IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN FROM WE HAVE TO STOP YOUNG,
IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN FROM
FINDING THE WRONG PATH TO MAKE IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN FROM
FINDING THE WRONG PATH TO MAKE
MONEY. FINDING THE WRONG PATH TO MAKE
MONEY.
IT’S EASIER TO GET INTO CRIME MONEY.
IT’S EASIER TO GET INTO CRIME
AND MAKE MONEY, BUT THAT’S NOT IT’S EASIER TO GET INTO CRIME
AND MAKE MONEY, BUT THAT’S NOT
WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO. AND MAKE MONEY, BUT THAT’S NOT
WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO.
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT SCHOOL WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO.
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT SCHOOL
AND EDUCATION IS YOUR PATH TO WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT SCHOOL
AND EDUCATION IS YOUR PATH TO
CONQUER THE WORLD. AND EDUCATION IS YOUR PATH TO
CONQUER THE WORLD.
WE HAVE SO MANY GREAT THINGS OUT CONQUER THE WORLD.
WE HAVE SO MANY GREAT THINGS OUT
THERE FOR OUR CHILDREN TO DO, WE HAVE SO MANY GREAT THINGS OUT
THERE FOR OUR CHILDREN TO DO,
BUT THEY’RE NOT EXPOSED TO IT. THERE FOR OUR CHILDREN TO DO,
BUT THEY’RE NOT EXPOSED TO IT.
CDF , CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND BUT THEY’RE NOT EXPOSED TO IT.
CDF , CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND
AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WE’RE GOING CDF , CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND
AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WE’RE GOING
TO EXPOSE THEM THROUGH A LOVE OF AND FREEDOM SCHOOLS, WE’RE GOING
TO EXPOSE THEM THROUGH A LOVE OF
READING. TO EXPOSE THEM THROUGH A LOVE OF
READING.
>>AND SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE READING.
>>AND SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE
CORE VALUES THEN OF THE >>AND SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE
CORE VALUES THEN OF THE
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND? CORE VALUES THEN OF THE
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND?
WHY DID FREEDOM SCHOOLS COME OUT CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND?
WHY DID FREEDOM SCHOOLS COME OUT
OF THIS? WHY DID FREEDOM SCHOOLS COME OUT
OF THIS?
>>YOU KNOW IT STARTED — OF THIS?
>>YOU KNOW IT STARTED —
THIS WHOLE MOVEMENT STARTED >>YOU KNOW IT STARTED —
THIS WHOLE MOVEMENT STARTED
DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THIS WHOLE MOVEMENT STARTED
DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
IN 1964. DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
IN 1964.
IT ACTUALLY GOES AS FAR BACK. IN 1964.
IT ACTUALLY GOES AS FAR BACK.
BLACK PANTHERS WERE A PART OF IT ACTUALLY GOES AS FAR BACK.
BLACK PANTHERS WERE A PART OF
IT. BLACK PANTHERS WERE A PART OF
IT.
WE HAD THE CHILDREN’S MARCH THAT IT.
WE HAD THE CHILDREN’S MARCH THAT
BROKE SEGREGATION IN SELMA. WE HAD THE CHILDREN’S MARCH THAT
BROKE SEGREGATION IN SELMA.
WHAT THEY TRIED TO DO — BROKE SEGREGATION IN SELMA.
WHAT THEY TRIED TO DO —
IT BEGAN AS A SEGREGATION ISSUE, WHAT THEY TRIED TO DO —
IT BEGAN AS A SEGREGATION ISSUE,
JUST TRYING TO MAKE THINGS IT BEGAN AS A SEGREGATION ISSUE,
JUST TRYING TO MAKE THINGS
BETTER FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR. WHAT JUST TRYING TO MAKE THINGS
BETTER FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR. WHAT
IT’S COME INTO, THERE’S NO COLOR BETTER FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR. WHAT
IT’S COME INTO, THERE’S NO COLOR
IN CHILDREN’S DEFENSE. IT’S COME INTO, THERE’S NO COLOR
IN CHILDREN’S DEFENSE.
WHEN MY PEOPLE WERE GOING, THEY IN CHILDREN’S DEFENSE.
WHEN MY PEOPLE WERE GOING, THEY
SAID, OH MY GOD, WE’RE GOING TO WHEN MY PEOPLE WERE GOING, THEY
SAID, OH MY GOD, WE’RE GOING TO
TENNESSEE. SAID, OH MY GOD, WE’RE GOING TO
TENNESSEE.
IT’S GOING TO BE SO RACIST TENNESSEE.
IT’S GOING TO BE SO RACIST
THERE. IT’S GOING TO BE SO RACIST
THERE.
THE PEOPLE WERE SO OPEN AND SO THERE.
THE PEOPLE WERE SO OPEN AND SO
LOVING. THE PEOPLE WERE SO OPEN AND SO
LOVING.
AND WE FOUND PEOPLE OF EVERY LOVING.
AND WE FOUND PEOPLE OF EVERY
COLOR AND EVERY ETHNICITY AND AND WE FOUND PEOPLE OF EVERY
COLOR AND EVERY ETHNICITY AND
WE’RE ALL WORKING FOR ONE COMMON COLOR AND EVERY ETHNICITY AND
WE’RE ALL WORKING FOR ONE COMMON
GOAL, TO MAKE LEARNING A WE’RE ALL WORKING FOR ONE COMMON
GOAL, TO MAKE LEARNING A
PRIORITY FOR OUR CHILDREN. GOAL, TO MAKE LEARNING A
PRIORITY FOR OUR CHILDREN.
SO, WHAT ARE OUR GOALS? PRIORITY FOR OUR CHILDREN.
SO, WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
ONE, WE WANT TO MAKE THIS A SO, WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
ONE, WE WANT TO MAKE THIS A
BETTER WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN ONE, WE WANT TO MAKE THIS A
BETTER WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN
AND A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR OUR BETTER WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN
AND A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR OUR
CHILDREN TO GROW UP IN. AND AND A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR OUR
CHILDREN TO GROW UP IN. AND
WE’RE GOING TO DO THAT BY CHILDREN TO GROW UP IN. AND
WE’RE GOING TO DO THAT BY
EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN AND WE’RE GOING TO DO THAT BY
EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN AND
TEACHING THEM PICK UP A BOOK AND EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN AND
TEACHING THEM PICK UP A BOOK AND
PUT DOWN THE GUN. TEACHING THEM PICK UP A BOOK AND
PUT DOWN THE GUN.
DRUGS AREN’T YOUR PATH TO ANY PUT DOWN THE GUN.
DRUGS AREN’T YOUR PATH TO ANY
KIND OF SUCCESS. DRUGS AREN’T YOUR PATH TO ANY
KIND OF SUCCESS.
YOU DON’T NEED TO USE THEM NOR KIND OF SUCCESS.
YOU DON’T NEED TO USE THEM NOR
DO YOU NEED TO GO TO JAIL FOR YOU DON’T NEED TO USE THEM NOR
DO YOU NEED TO GO TO JAIL FOR
THEM. DO YOU NEED TO GO TO JAIL FOR
THEM.
WE WANT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN THEM.
WE WANT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN
THAT THEY SHOULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT WE WANT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN
THAT THEY SHOULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT
WHO THEY ARE, BECAUSE WHEN THAT THEY SHOULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT
WHO THEY ARE, BECAUSE WHEN
CHILDREN FEEL THAT THEY ARE WHO THEY ARE, BECAUSE WHEN
CHILDREN FEEL THAT THEY ARE
AWESOME AND THEY ARE INCREDIBLE CHILDREN FEEL THAT THEY ARE
AWESOME AND THEY ARE INCREDIBLE
AND THEY CAN CONQUER THIS WORLD AWESOME AND THEY ARE INCREDIBLE
AND THEY CAN CONQUER THIS WORLD
THAT WE LIVE IN AND THAT THERE AND THEY CAN CONQUER THIS WORLD
THAT WE LIVE IN AND THAT THERE
ARE OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE FOR THAT WE LIVE IN AND THAT THERE
ARE OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE FOR
THEM AND THEY’RE REACHABLE, OUR ARE OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE FOR
THEM AND THEY’RE REACHABLE, OUR
CHILDREN WILL WORK FOR THEM. THEM AND THEY’RE REACHABLE, OUR
CHILDREN WILL WORK FOR THEM.
WE’RE WORKING THROUGH FAMILIES. CHILDREN WILL WORK FOR THEM.
WE’RE WORKING THROUGH FAMILIES.
WE’RE NOT TELLING CHILDREN THIS WE’RE WORKING THROUGH FAMILIES.
WE’RE NOT TELLING CHILDREN THIS
ALONE. WE’RE NOT TELLING CHILDREN THIS
ALONE.
WE’RE PULLING FAMILIES IN, ALONE.
WE’RE PULLING FAMILIES IN,
BECAUSE I MAY HAVE A 3RD GRADER WE’RE PULLING FAMILIES IN,
BECAUSE I MAY HAVE A 3RD GRADER
IN MY PROGRAM THIS SUMMER. BECAUSE I MAY HAVE A 3RD GRADER
IN MY PROGRAM THIS SUMMER.
AND THERE MAY BE A 5TH GRADER IN IN MY PROGRAM THIS SUMMER.
AND THERE MAY BE A 5TH GRADER IN
THE HOME AND AN 8TH GRADER AND A AND THERE MAY BE A 5TH GRADER IN
THE HOME AND AN 8TH GRADER AND A
10TH GRADER AND I WANT TO REACH THE HOME AND AN 8TH GRADER AND A
10TH GRADER AND I WANT TO REACH
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE 10TH GRADER AND I WANT TO REACH
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE
CHILDREN, READ! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE
CHILDREN, READ!
LEARN THAT THERE’S OPPORTUNITY CHILDREN, READ!
LEARN THAT THERE’S OPPORTUNITY
OUT THERE. LEARN THAT THERE’S OPPORTUNITY
OUT THERE.
LEARN THAT YOU SHOULD FEEL GOOD OUT THERE.
LEARN THAT YOU SHOULD FEEL GOOD
ABOUT YOURSELF. KNOW THAT YOU LEARN THAT YOU SHOULD FEEL GOOD
ABOUT YOURSELF. KNOW THAT YOU
HAVE A PROUD AND A STRONG ABOUT YOURSELF. KNOW THAT YOU
HAVE A PROUD AND A STRONG
HISTORY. HAVE A PROUD AND A STRONG
HISTORY.
AND WE’RE GOING TO DIRECT YOU HISTORY.
AND WE’RE GOING TO DIRECT YOU
TOWARDS PROPER HEALTH CARE AND AND WE’RE GOING TO DIRECT YOU
TOWARDS PROPER HEALTH CARE AND
GROOMING. TOWARDS PROPER HEALTH CARE AND
GROOMING.
WE TAKE THE WHOLE CHILD AND WE GROOMING.
WE TAKE THE WHOLE CHILD AND WE
ADDRESS THE WHOLE CHILD. WE TAKE THE WHOLE CHILD AND WE
ADDRESS THE WHOLE CHILD.
SO, I THINK WE’RE GOING TO MAKE ADDRESS THE WHOLE CHILD.
SO, I THINK WE’RE GOING TO MAKE
A GREAT IMPACT. SO, I THINK WE’RE GOING TO MAKE
A GREAT IMPACT.
WE’RE GOING TO TOUCH THIS A GREAT IMPACT.
WE’RE GOING TO TOUCH THIS
COMMUNITY. WE’RE GOING TO TOUCH THIS
COMMUNITY.
EACH ONE, TEACH ONE, WE’RE GOING COMMUNITY.
EACH ONE, TEACH ONE, WE’RE GOING
TO PULL EVERYBODY ALONG WITH US. EACH ONE, TEACH ONE, WE’RE GOING
TO PULL EVERYBODY ALONG WITH US.
THERE WILL BE NO PULLING ANYBODY TO PULL EVERYBODY ALONG WITH US.
THERE WILL BE NO PULLING ANYBODY
DOWN. THERE WILL BE NO PULLING ANYBODY
DOWN.
WE’RE ELEVATING OUR PEOPLE AND DOWN.
WE’RE ELEVATING OUR PEOPLE AND
PUSHING THEM UP, THROUGH SONG, WE’RE ELEVATING OUR PEOPLE AND
PUSHING THEM UP, THROUGH SONG,
DANCE, CHANT. PUSHING THEM UP, THROUGH SONG,
DANCE, CHANT.
>>AND SO WHAT I’M HEARING THEN DANCE, CHANT.
>>AND SO WHAT I’M HEARING THEN
IS TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR >>AND SO WHAT I’M HEARING THEN
IS TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR
EDUCATION? IS TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR
EDUCATION?
>>YES, IN YOURSELF, YOUR EDUCATION?
>>YES, IN YOURSELF, YOUR
EDUCATING, YOUR EDUCATION — >>YES, IN YOURSELF, YOUR
EDUCATING, YOUR EDUCATION —
EDUCATING YOURSELF FOR A BETTER EDUCATING, YOUR EDUCATION —
EDUCATING YOURSELF FOR A BETTER
WAY OF LIFE. EDUCATING YOURSELF FOR A BETTER
WAY OF LIFE.
BUT, WE HAVE SO MANY CHILDREN WAY OF LIFE.
BUT, WE HAVE SO MANY CHILDREN
THAT ARE JADED BY SCHOOL. BUT, WE HAVE SO MANY CHILDREN
THAT ARE JADED BY SCHOOL.
AND YOU KNOW SOMETIMES — THAT ARE JADED BY SCHOOL.
AND YOU KNOW SOMETIMES —
I’M A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND I AND YOU KNOW SOMETIMES —
I’M A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND I
TALK TO MY TEACHERS AND I SAY, I’M A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AND I
TALK TO MY TEACHERS AND I SAY,
LOOK, IF I’M SITTING HERE IN TALK TO MY TEACHERS AND I SAY,
LOOK, IF I’M SITTING HERE IN
YOUR CLASS AND I’M BORED, LOOK, IF I’M SITTING HERE IN
YOUR CLASS AND I’M BORED,
IMAGINE THESE CHILDREN EVERY YOUR CLASS AND I’M BORED,
IMAGINE THESE CHILDREN EVERY
DAY. IMAGINE THESE CHILDREN EVERY
DAY.
SO, SCHOOL SHOULDN’T BE BORING DAY.
SO, SCHOOL SHOULDN’T BE BORING
FOR CHILDREN. SO, SCHOOL SHOULDN’T BE BORING
FOR CHILDREN.
AND THERE ARE WAYS TO TEACH ANY FOR CHILDREN.
AND THERE ARE WAYS TO TEACH ANY
SUBJECT. AND THERE ARE WAYS TO TEACH ANY
SUBJECT.
YOU CAN TEACH ALGEBRA AND MAKE SUBJECT.
YOU CAN TEACH ALGEBRA AND MAKE
IT FUN. YOU CAN TEACH ALGEBRA AND MAKE
IT FUN.
AND WE HAVE REALLY STAR TEACHERS IT FUN.
AND WE HAVE REALLY STAR TEACHERS
THAT ARE DOING THAT AND WE’VE AND WE HAVE REALLY STAR TEACHERS
THAT ARE DOING THAT AND WE’VE
GOT AN AWESOME COMMISSIONER, A THAT ARE DOING THAT AND WE’VE
GOT AN AWESOME COMMISSIONER, A
GREAT SUPERINTENDENT AND THEY’RE GOT AN AWESOME COMMISSIONER, A
GREAT SUPERINTENDENT AND THEY’RE
REALLY PUSHING THIS LEARNING. GREAT SUPERINTENDENT AND THEY’RE
REALLY PUSHING THIS LEARNING.
THE FACT THAT OUR LIEUTENANT REALLY PUSHING THIS LEARNING.
THE FACT THAT OUR LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR EMBRACED THE PROGRAM THE FACT THAT OUR LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR EMBRACED THE PROGRAM
LIKE THIS, I THINK WE’RE GOVERNOR EMBRACED THE PROGRAM
LIKE THIS, I THINK WE’RE
DEFINITELY MOVING IN THE PROPER LIKE THIS, I THINK WE’RE
DEFINITELY MOVING IN THE PROPER
DIRECTION. DEFINITELY MOVING IN THE PROPER
DIRECTION.
>>WELL, DR. FORDE, I WANT TO DIRECTION.
>>WELL, DR. FORDE, I WANT TO
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE>>WELL, DR. FORDE, I WANT TO
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE
AND TALKING WITH ME ABOUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE
AND TALKING WITH ME ABOUT
FREEDOM SCHOOLS. AND TALKING WITH ME ABOUT
FREEDOM SCHOOLS.
YOU KNOW, YOU HEAR SO MUCH ON FREEDOM SCHOOLS.
YOU KNOW, YOU HEAR SO MUCH ON
THE NEWS. YOU KNOW, YOU HEAR SO MUCH ON
THE NEWS.
FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS COMING TO THE THE NEWS.
FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS COMING TO THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS AND EVERYONE FREEDOM SCHOOLS IS COMING TO THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS AND EVERYONE
WANTED TO KNOW WHAT IS IT? WHAT VIRGIN ISLANDS AND EVERYONE
WANTED TO KNOW WHAT IS IT? WHAT
DOES IT ENCOMPASS? WANTED TO KNOW WHAT IS IT? WHAT
DOES IT ENCOMPASS?
I MEAN EVEN IN EDUCATION. DOES IT ENCOMPASS?
I MEAN EVEN IN EDUCATION.
SO, I WANT TO THANK YOU! I MEAN EVEN IN EDUCATION.
SO, I WANT TO THANK YOU!
AND OUR HALL PASS HAS ENDED. SO, I WANT TO THANK YOU!
AND OUR HALL PASS HAS ENDED.
IT’S TIME FOR US TO GO. I’LL SEE AND OUR HALL PASS HAS ENDED.
IT’S TIME FOR US TO GO. I’LL SEE
YOU NEXT WEEK! THIS IS JERAE IT’S TIME FOR US TO GO. I’LL SEE
YOU NEXT WEEK! THIS IS JERAE
FORDE.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *