Germantown Friends School

Philadelphia, PA

Germantown Friends School will develop a Summer Leadership Academy for rising 9th grade students from local urban public and private schools. Through the study of water, the Academy will demonstrate that students and faculty can work across race and class barriers when engaged in a common educational enterprise. GFS will host the Academy, where students will examine water across three dimensions: environmental science, political/economic, and expressive arts.

By tying their work to specific outcomes relating to social justice, students will be encouraged to use their talents and knowledge to educate and advocate for change. GFS and its public and private school partners, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia, Temple University and the Philadelphia Water Department will plan the program in the summer of 2009 and enroll students in the summer of 2010.

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