Elevate: An Afterschool Enrichment Model for Fostering Children’s Academic, Social, and Emotional Resilience (Workbook)
YES, STUDENTS CAN LEARN AND SUCCEED IN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS! ELEVATE!’S DETAILED CURRICULUM SHOWS YOU THE WAY.
All children are gifted, capable of learning, and capable of succeeding academically and socially. After-school program practitioners simply need to be equipped with the proper tools to facilitate their students’ learning and success. ELEVATE: An After-School Enrichment Curriculum for Fostering Children’s Academic, Social, and Emotional Resilience provides those tools, guiding educators through ELEVATE!’s comprehensive after-school curriculum built upon a rich legacy of cultural stories and solid, evidence-based academic research. In addition to a focus on cultivating academic resilience, the ELEVATE! lesson plans address students’ social development, providing teachers a road map to engage children’s feelings and teach them how to lift themselves and each other up.
A CALL TO ACTION EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES THAT MATTER FOR BLACK CHILDREN
This book provides both the strategy and implementation tools needed to help Black children cope with racism, discrimination, and structural oppression through the development of a positive sense of self and racial group identity, high expectations for achievement, self-efficacy to excel, and motivation to elevate and be elevated by their community. Dr. Perryman’s book not only details the framework that is needed for a successful curriculum but also provides easy-to-follow example lessons. Elevating Futures is an entire hands-on playbook for success!
About the Author
Dr. Tracee Perryman accredits her passion for teaching and her success in improving life outcomes for children, adults, and families in urban settings to the inspiration she received as a child of determined grandparents and parents who were dedicated to helping children of color receive the same opportunities afforded to those with privileged heritage.
Taking up the mantle of her family, Perryman now makes it her mission to assure the resources given to her and many others are accessible to children in urban and underserved settings. She began her personal journey by first teaching in church. She noticed that as her students got older, their levels of disengagement increased. This made her realize that it’s not the child’s inability to learn, but instead the lack of opportunities presented to them, specifically in urban schools that impact life outcomes.
After acquiring numerous educational degrees, fellowships, awards and honors of distinction for her work in the education, social work and mental health fields, Perryman has become a nationally recognized and sought-after professor, consultant and lecturer. As co-founder and CEO of the Center of Hope Family Services, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to creating evidence-based positive youth development and family support programs, Dr. Perryman, known as “Doctor P” to the students she encourages, continues to positively influence the lives of thousands of children and their families.