Hello Parents , the administration and staff at
Sankofa Freedom Academy is a college preparatory K-12 freedom school
that will build on the Philadelphia Freedom Schools model to increase
literacy and numeracy levels throughout the community, promote respect
for scholarship, servant leadership, conflict resolution, and cultural
democracy. Through the use of African Centered and culturally
responsive methodologies, Sankofa Freedom Academy will engender in its
students, staff, and community a love for learning, pride in heritage
and a commitment to personal and societal transformation. By
operationalizing the adage, “each one / teach one”, Sankofa Freedom
Academy Charter School will build intergenerational learning communities
in which each and every person is responsible to learn in order to
teach, and teach in order to build a better world .
Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
are excited to announce that we are at the
point where we can provide you and your
child (children) with access to current grades and attendance via PowerSchool Parent Portal. For more information, click on Parent's Page under "Links" above.
Mission and Vision
Peace and Blessings from Dr. Mama: Making A Difference!
Our children are just like us. They want to feel that
they matter and that they are making a difference in
the world. In October, for my 60th birthday, I had the
opportunity to visit the school that our Sankofa
Ambassadors travel to in Yallah, Jamaica. It was so
wonderful to stand in that school and look at the
Sankofa shield and read the names of our Sankofa
Freedom Academy servant leaders who had left
their hand prints on the wall.
What was more touching was to hear from people
who had met our children and realize that they had
left prints on the hearts of many of the people with
whom they spent time. I am so proud of the work
we are doing in our school. I am so proud that we give students the opportunity to do service and community building projects in other countries and in other communities.
These experiences are life changing! Yes, they are expensive. Yes, it takes courage to send your child abroad. Yes, it takes lots of sacrifice. However, our children are worth it! There is nothing more important than providing our children with the type of education that empowers them to live their lives purposefully, productively, and proudly. Our children are multi-talented, loving, brilliant, and extremely capable. On these service projects they get the opportunity to shine and to give of themselves to people who really appreciate them.
Whether it is home or abroad, let’s continue to teach our children to lend a hand, leave a hand print, or join hands with those standing against injustice. Let us remind our children that everyone can serve no matter how young or old. Let’s remind them of their responsibility to stand up for what is right and fair for all people around the world. Marian Wright Edelman, the President of the Children’s Defense Fund, says, “Service is the rent we pay for living.” It is in our service to others, that we pay the debt we owe for the precious gift of life.
Thank you for believing in the kind of education that seeks to do more than simply prepare children for test, but helps them to develop the kind of moral excellence and global perspective that empowers them to be agents of change in the world.
Freedom Writers 2014
In 2012, a reported 10 million children suffered from parental incarceration! The Philadelphia Youth Network: Sankofa Freedom Writers have recognized the magnitude of the effects of mass incarceration on children and families and decided to take a stand. By signing this petition, you are joining us in advocating for the following recommendations for change in local and federal policies.
1. Allocate funding for community and school-based programs which serve and support children with incarcerated family members
2. End policies that evict families due to the incarceration of a member of the household
JOIN US IN UPLIFTING LITTLE SOULS AND FREEING BROKEN FAMILIES!!
That's why I created a petition to The Pennsylvania State House, The Pennsylvania State Senate, and 4 others.
Will you sign this petition? Click here
Title I Parent Notification
Sankofa receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002. NCLB is designed to improve student achievement by increasing federal involvement in public education both at the state and local level. NCLB requires significant changes to schools that receive Title I funding. To see the details, please click the link to the left titled "Title I Parent Notification".