Calling All High School Students!

You are invited! KSU Campus Tour and Miss Black & Gold Pageant RSVP (required) Now! Click Here to RSVP

Who:Wichita High School students

 What:The Wichita Chapter of Links, in collaboration with Kansas State University Koch/Cargill College for A Day, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity invite 9-12th grade High School Students to Kansas State University Campus Tour & Miss Black & Gold Pageant

When: Saturday December 2, 2017 (see travel details)

Travel Details: Bus departs 6:45 a.m. from Wichita State University (parking lot behind Eck Stadium baseball field). Return to the same lot at approximately 1:00 a.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Parent/Guardian drop off and pick up required. Permission slip required & can be signed at bus. Itinerary attached to RSVP.

Total Cost:$5.00 Pageant ticket (for non AAMEI students)

 You Must RSVP here: THIS IS WHERE FORM LINK WILL BE
Only 20 more seats!! Your RSVP reserves space on the bus and your meal.

Click Here to RSVP

**This event is a part of the African American Male Empowerment Program (AAMEI). To learn more about getting your child involved email wichitalinks1968@gmail.com. Registration for 2017-2018 deadline is approaching**

Do not have to an AAMEI participant for this event

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Celebrate Cultural Arts & Literacy during National Summer Learning Day 7.13.17

Ubuntu Village School & Holy Savior Catholic Academy Will Celebrate the Importance of Summer Learning at Arts, Literacy & Safety Event in Wichita

 Event Marking National Summer Learning Day 2017 Will Be One of Hundreds Across the Nation Aimed at Keeping Kids Learning, Healthy and Safe this Summer

Wichita, Kansas – Ubuntu Village School and Holy Savior Catholic Academy, in partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities with local partners: StoryTime Village, The Wichita Griots, Performance artist Angeline Edmondson and The Wichita Fire Department on July 13, 2017 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Academy, 4640 E 15th Street North, Wichita, Kansas.

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Day is an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, healthy and safe during the summer. On this day each year, the country unites in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations from libraries to parks and recreation centers and civic and non-profit groups – all to promote awareness of the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer. This year’s goal is to reach two million youth.

Event Highlights

  • 10:00 a.m. – StoryTime Village (PreK-Kindergarten), Fire Truck Tour (1st-4th), Griots (5th-8th)
  • 10:45 a.m. – Griots (PreK-Kindergarten), StoryTime Village (1st-4th), Fire Truck Tour (5th-8th)
  • 11:30 a.m. – Fire Truck Tour (PreK-Kindergarten), Griots (1st-4th), StoryTime Village (5th-8th)
  • 12:00 p.m. – Ice Cream Social
  • 1:00 p.m. – Trip to the Ulrich Museum (1st-8th)

“This summer learning initiative is a reminder that if we want our children to maintain and build upon gains made during the school year, we must provide them space, services and support to continuing thriving throughout the summer. It is only right Ubuntu Village and Holy Savior continue to be that resource by participating in National Summer Learning Day,” says Angela Scott, Head Mistress of Ubuntu Village School.

According to Dr. Delia Shropshire, Principal of Holy Savior Catholic Academy and Board Member of Ubuntu Village School, the school has been dedicated to supporting student achievement throughout the summer. “We offer a breakfast and lunch program open to the community as well as summer learning opportunities annually. On July 13, we celebrate with our children and families, our commitment to that goal.”

Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids. A survey conducted by NSLA, indicated that two-thirds of teachers said they spend at least a month re-teaching students old material when they return from summer vacation.

Low-income youth also lose access to healthy meals over the summer. Six out of every seven students who receive free- and reduced-price lunches lose access to them when school lets out. And, research shows that children gain weight twice as fast over the summer compared to during the school year. Moreover, a lack of opportunity for meaningful mentorship and work experience prevents many older youth from successfully completing high school and entering post-secondary education or careers. See more at Summer by the Numbers.

NSLA’s Smarter Summers, Brighter Futures website supports promotion of National Summer Learning Day with an events calendar, summer meals locator, and user-friendly resources for families, summer programs providers, and municipal leaders – all to help keep kids healthy and engaged during the summer break.

The National Summer Learning Association is the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities. NSLA recognizes and disseminates what works, offers expertise and support for programs and communities, and advocates for summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education. For more information, visit http://www.summerlearning.org.

About Ubuntu Village School

Ubuntu Village School is a grassroots community education initiative which emerged out of a common desire to design and create supplemental educational programming for our community.  Through strategic community linkages, Ubuntu Village School facilitates an enriching, culturally appropriate and positive learning experience designed to enhance students’ personal, social and academic outcomes.  Ubuntu Village officially opened its doors in September 2014 at Holy Savior Catholic Academy.

 

2017 UVS Summer Session Open for Enrollment

UVS Summer Enrichment opportunity begins June 12, 2017-July 21, 2017 (Grades1-8).  This 6-week, half day session runs from 7:30am-12:30pm with Breakfast and Lunch provided.  There are 40 seats available, so make sure you sign up as soon as possible.  Fee: $60.00

Students engage in academic and cultural enrichment activities designed to fill the summer learning gap, sustain learning gains and have fun learning!

For more information and to register visit: Great Summer Opportunities or call 316.264.2141

*Ubuntu Village School Summer Enrichment is held in conjunction with Holy Savior Catholic Academy (HSCA). UVS students have the option of enrolling in both UVS and HSCA summer opportunities concurrently. Call 316.264.2141 for more information.

 

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Sun in the sky, you know how I feel…It’s another great summer at Ubuntu Village School

Survey: Your input needed!

CALLING ALL MEN!!

Ubuntu Village School, in collaboration with the Wichita Chapter of Links’ African American Male Empowerment Initiative, will be providing a Rites of Passage program to 25 African American boys (Grades K-11th). We want to hear from men from our community about what topics and issues are important for boys to learn about as they journey from boyhood to manhood.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey and share with us what you think is important!

 

An invitation from the Wichita Chapter of Links Inc

UPDATE 12/16/16 Due to inclement weather forecast, orientation for the AAMEI Youth and Rising Scholars program has been moved to Jan 7, 2017 10:00am. Registration deadline also extended to this time. See registration materials for more information.  2016_11_30_15_02_20_ubuntu_village_school_and_aamei_letter-pdf_adobe_acrobat_pro

Greetings Families!

On behalf of the Wichita (KS) Chapter of the Links Inc., in partnership with Ubuntu Village School we extend the opportunity to your child(ren) grades K- 11 to participate in the African American Male Empowerment Institute (AMMEI) Youth and Rising Scholars Program.

The AAMEI Youth and Rising Scholars program offers scholars access to cultural enrichment activities, exposures to STEM through the Arts, community service opportunities and access to professional African American male mentors over a twelve-week period.

Please attend the upcoming informational orientation to learn more about participation and to register.

A.A.M.E.I. ORIENTATION – 10AM Saturday, January 7, 2017 UBUNTU Village School/ HSCA, 4640 E 15th Street North (Library).

We look forward to another year to infuse, inspire and ignite cultural arts in our community!

The Mission of Ubuntu Village School is to infuse, inspire and ignite the fullness of each one’s being using cultural symbols, language and general way of life to heal, transform, teach and empower diverse learners for global leadership.

The mission of the African American Empowerment Institute (AAMEI) is to facilitate the growth of African American young men who not only excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) but are also critically-aware, social-conscious, artistically encouraged, oriented toward social justice. It is expected that AAMEI scholars are equipped to employ their STEAM knowledge to narrow the academic achievement gap and improve the African diaspora in the local, national, and global communities.

Sincerely,

Donna Wright, President, Wichita Chapter of Links Inc.

Dr. Delia Shropshire, Beautillion Chair, Wichita Chapter of Links Inc,

Angela Scott, Head Mistress, Ubuntu Village School

Get a head start on registration. Visit https://ubuntuvillagewichita.wordpress.com/registration- materials/   for online forms. Email complete forms to ubuntuvillageschool@gmail.com

Lessons for Leadership (Video)

This weekend Ubuntu Village students wowed the Central Area Leadership Summit of the Links, Incorporated with music, dance and lessons for leadership. Thank you for inviting us; it was a remarkable experience! Watch Here!

Lesson #1 Clarity of Purpose
You must act like it is impossible to fail -African Proverb

Lesson #2 Team Work, Working Together
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together -African Proverb

Lesson #3 Character, Courage
There are three friends in this world: courage, sense and insight -African Proverb

Lesson #4 Faith
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you – African Proverb

Lesson #5 Authenticity
Even if the rotten log lies a long time in the river, it will never turn into a crocodile –African Proverb

Lesson #6 Transformation
When the music changes, so does the dance -Niger Proverb

Lesson #7 Leadership
Where a woman rules, streams run uphill -Ethiopian Proverb

We got the receipts!

Looking forward to a new year at Ubuntu Village School. We start with the foundation and work our way all around the diaspora! Join us on Saturdays beginning August 20th 9am-12pm K-8th grade. Get registered today!

African Contributions to Civilization

Humans started in Africa
Africans were the first to name the stars
Africans were the first to name the days
Created the First Nation, Kemet
Organized the First Value System, Maat
Named God
Won the First Recorded War in History, Thutmoses III
First Queen in History, Sobeknefru
Greatest Queen in Kemet, Hathepsut
Greatest Dynasties in History, 18th, 19th, and 25th
Queen who stopped the Romans, Amanishakete, Nubian
Most Women Rulers in History, Nubia, 42 Queens
Greatest Ancient City, Waset, city of a 100 gates
Invented the Calendar
Gave the world geometry, astronomy, biology, anatomy, and physiology
First Great Philosophers: Imhotep, Ptahhotep, Amenemhat, Merikare, Akhenaton
Built Earliest Masonry Buildings, Pyramids and Temple Complexes
First Books of Mathematics, Rhind Papyrus
First Books of Medicine, Ebers Papyrus
First Travel Book, Harkhuf
First Solemn Processions with Drums and Dancers, Kemet
First Medical Doctor, Imhotep
First Builder of Pyramid, Imhotep
First Humans Deified, Imhotep and Amenhotep, son of Hapu
First churches carved of stone, Lalibela
First System of Writing
Oldest counting calculator, Lebombo bone, Swaziland
Second oldest mathematical calculator, Ishongee bone, Congo

Molefi Kete Asante
Author of The History of Africa
July 19, 2016

Summer Session 2016 is here!

Summer Session at UVS began June 13. We are growing environmentally conscious young people who care about their community and are empowered to make a positive impact. Our curricula pairs servant leadership with advocacy and activism as students tackle issues in Food Justice, Health, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Here are some pictures from Week 2 of Living, Learning, Serving in a Food Desert: A Project of Ubuntu Village School. Special Thank you to Mr. Carl Ligon, Master Gardener and Instructor of Shalom Gardens @ Ubuntu Village. Check back for more!