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Full Name
Yolanda Hamilton
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students and families are faced with the challenges of navigating schooling for their children during 2020-2021 school year. The stress and circumstances of the pandemic should encourage us as a society to re-think education and create innovative approaches to learning. The pursuit of educational equity during the pandemic is evident and families are literally being faced with the difficult decision of risking the physical and mental health of their children or taking the risk of sending their children back to school. The YDH I.D.E.A. Learning Pod Co-Operative would provide access and opportunities for students and families during the pandemic, to receive instruction based on Montessori-like pedagogy and philosophy in an outdoor learning environment. The I.D.E.A model( Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion coined by YDH) is an innovative approach which would consist of diverse student learners, a team of co-, op parents and educators, who will support the socio-emotional aspects of learning. The learning pod will service elementary school age students.
I Participate Because
Activities that are supported by Ioby create access to opportunities for undeserved individuals in the community. Ioby presents an equitable platform to secure financial support to aid in the implementation of successful programming and the resources and support needed to make programming sustainable.