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.

 

Picture1

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!

Semester in Review (Link to Video)

Ubuntu Village has wrapped up another successful semester! Through knowledge of self and culture, our students became global citizens, empowered to make a valuable contribution to the local and larger human community.  Take a look at a few of their accomplishments this Spring. Watch our Semester in Review

Publication3_Page_1Publication3_Page_2Publication3_Page_3

Publication3_Page_4

Summer Session @ UBUNTU Village is open for registration. June 13, 2016-July 22, 2016. 7:30am-12:30pm $50.00 per student. (1st-8th, 40 students).  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. (Students must arrive on time for breakfast!)Reminder: No School July 4, 2016. Full Day Sessions Available. Check Registration Material

This year, the UVS Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurial Leadership Summer program will be launched to provide K-8 students with skills needed to become successful social innovators! Students learn about social entrepreneurship, money matters, civic engagement, manage a garden project and host a Youth Marketplace at semester’s end.

Asante Sana!

Asante Sana to the Mid-Western Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) for recognizing our school’s commitment to global impact through worldview learning. On March 18th UVS received the award during the public meeting for AKAs 86th Mid-Western Regional Conference located here in Wichita, Kansas. We are proud to receive such recognition from an organization which has long served the Wichita community and that embodies the spirit of Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)…And even more excited to be recognized alongside other servant leaders in the community: C.O.R.E., Wichita Health Core Clinic and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Fraternity, Inc. Check back for more pictures from that evening.

AKA UVS Award

Ubuntu Village School Staff and Volunteers accepting award at Public Meeting

Pictured (Bottom L-R): Olukos Dr. Kyrah Brown and Jamela Peterson with UVS Student Maliyah Patterson; Bronson Irving with UVS’s youngest student, Stella Irving; Dr, Kyrah Brown with Stella Irving.