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Peace & Blessings from Dr. Mama

Why I love Spring!
Here we are at the end of March and spring has almost sprung!  I love spring! It’s a time of new beginnings.  It’s a time of renewal.  It’s when we remember that no matter how cold the winter, how short the day, or how dark the night— that there is always the certainty of change.  We always have reason to hope.  There are so many things giving me hope and joy at Sankofa right now.  Of course, the return of our delegation from Gambia, West Africa is at the top of my list.  Hearing our children talk about their transformations and how much they loved being in the Motherland, reminds me of how special an institution this is.  We look forward to celebrating their journey in April so stay tuned.
This spring, our Muslim families and staff are celebrating Ramadan We wish them the blessings of Ramadan and the hope and joy that comes with forgiveness and rededication.  Our Christian families are celebrating Holy Week. May they all be made stronger and more elevated by the certainty of resurrection.  We have other families that celebrate the movement of the Sun and Moon and all of the Earth.  The coming of spring is a reminder of the resilience and beauty of nature.   
At Sankofa, yes, Spring means that PSSA and Keystones are coming.  Testing can be a source of stress, but it also is a time that we pull together and help each other remember what we have learned and celebrate how we have grown.  We hope you will celebrate growth with us, by assuring your children that they have everything it takes to do well.  
It’s spring so Senior Exhibition is on the horizon and graduation is right around the corner for kindergarten, 4th, 8th, and 12th grades.  We get to acknowledge how far we have come from the beginning of the year and even the beginning of our lives.  It’s spring, so let’s celebrate all the blessings, the challenges, the wins, and the losses.  They all contribute to our growth and help us blossom into better, stronger, happier, more loving people.  Happy Spring!

News & Announcements

We will be virtual tomorrow

Peace Family,
Due to the poor air quality, we will do a final virtual morning circle at 8:30 via Zoom. We will send a link this evening. Have a great summer.

Mission and Vision

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.

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