Assistant Professor Annmarie Urso and Professor Leigh O'Brien
Department: School of Education
Funding Source: Feinbloom Support Foundation (RACF)
Period of Funding: June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015
Award Total: 15000
The Soaring Stars program is a six-week, six-hour a day, five-days a week summer program for students in rural schools that incorporates research-based approaches inspired by the Reggio Emilia method of education. This approach is grounded in the surrounding community and sees the families as integral to the child’s academic success. Each of the 10 districts in rural Livingston county that are part of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership participate. These include: Livonia CSD, Avon CSD, Caledonia-Mumford CSD, Pavilion CSD, Geneseo CSD, Mt. Morris CSD, York CSD, Wayland-Cohocton CSD, Dansville CSD, and Keshequa CSD. This grant will support a Head Teacher and Aide along with supplies for the program.