"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always
remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to
reach for the stars to change the world.”
~ The Honorable Araminta Ross, better known to the
world as Harriet Tubman,
the Underground Railroad
The world has claimed Harriet Tubman as their own
daughter of the struggle. A beacon of
light to many who felt life's despair on their shoulders. However, the tie that binds Harriet Tubman to
Loud Voices Together is deeply personal.
This organization has the esteemed honor of having a
familial bond through, Antwine Stanley - Director of The Harriet Tubman
Scholars Program and Harriet Tubman Helping Hands Project, who is a sixth
generation direct descendant of this Freedom Fighter. Although she has long left this world behind,
her legacy of service continues through Loud Voices Together work in the
differently-abled community and their families.
Read more about the programs below.
Harriet Tubman Scholars Program Harriet Tubman Helping Hands Project
The Harriet Tubman Scholars Program is an after-school
tutoring program that has a specific focus on students with disabilities and
at-risk students who are at least one to two grade levels behind in reading
behind their neuro-typical peers. According to Maryland Report 2015, only a
small percentage of students met exceeded Common Core State Standards in
Reading in Prince George’s County for whom reading is major struggle.
The Harriet Tubman Scholars Program is unique because
it is the brain-child of a sixth generation descendent of Harriet Tubman,
Antwine Stanley, and will be an extension of her legacy. This program will be
based in the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) of Oxon
Hill/Glassmanor, which is located in the Southern Corridor of Prince George’s
County, but will serve those though out the local community.
Harriet Tubman Scholars seeks to serve students with
disabilities and at-risk youth to address literacy deficits by offering:
Remedial reading intervention skill training
Foundational phonics and reading skills to develop an effective reader
Direct and small group reading instruction
Frequent progress report and goal setting with students and families
The Harriet Tubman Helping Hands Project
is an extension of the Harriet Tubman Scholars Program by addressing and supporting the daily
needs of parents and caregivers of students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
Often families who have a child with a disability or
at-risk youth, are faced with taking time off from work to attend the many
meetings with their local school system or other governmental agencies. Which has a domino effect and places parents and caregivers at risk of job termination or career advancement opportunities.
This leaves parents and caregivers unable to care for themselves or their children and faced with the difficult decisions of providing medication, clothing, food, and housing for their child with limited resources to address the many needs.
The Harriet Tubman Hands Project seeks to address:
Physical and Mental Health of students, parents, and caregivers
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