The Sports Literacy Program,launched on site at Paisley IB Magnet Middle School in the Boston Thurmond Neighborhood, represents a realization of Dr. Alan Brown’s (Education) teaching and research interests that also addresses a community identified need. The program has four goals: support youth through academic, social and community engagement; empower students who are interested in sports to read and write for enjoyment; explore social issues that affect the lives of adolescents and young adults through literature; and improve literacy skills and practices that support learning across content areas and promote college and career readiness. For more information about the program and Dr. Brown’s research visit https://sportsliteracy.org/.
Many faculty members at Wake Forest leverage their scholarly skills towards community goals through engagement in and leadership of ongoing projects with community partners and residents. PHI is an enthusiastic thought and resource partner in support of this work. Below are just a few of examples. If you are a faculty member and would like your ongoing community-based projects featured on this page, please contact Shelley Sizemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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