Social Justice Defines the Maya Way
- When community members invest in the education and futures of our students.
- When students see themselves as a leaders and change agents in their communities.
- When our teachers incorporate social justice values in their classrooms to reinforce the message that learning is as much about academics as it is about using that education as a means to create a better life for themselves and their communities.
See Forever was founded in large part to address the need for improved education options for disconnected youth. At our schools, students learn to analyze the institutions that govern them and learn to advocate for change. Through our classes, our school governance structures, and community involvement, students learn to look critically at the social, political, economic institutions that govern their lives and to advocate about issues critical to them and their communities. We are committed to bringing social justice to our school community. Contact Anne Schoolcraft at the See Forever Foundation at (202) 797-8250 to learn how you can get involved!
Tutor or Mentor a Student
Become a tutor or mentor to a student. While youâll be providing academic support to a student by helping with daily assignments and preparing for tests, your support will extend far beyond their success in the classroom. Many times, our tutors take the role as mentors, helping students overcome challenges they may face and help prepare them for their futures. We believe that the more caring adults our students are exposed to, the better. It is just as important that they know that someone cares that they do their homework, as that they actually complete their homework. Our program provides the opportunity for both, and it is helping our students overcome both personal and academic challenges. Tutors may serve one or more evenings a week, Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. In addition, daytime tutors in specific skills areas, such as reading or basic math, are always welcome.
Share Your Talents and Teach an Enrichment Class
Do you have a special talent or expertise youâd like to share with our students? Consider being an Enrichment Teacher, and help give our students an opportunity to explore new interests while building upon skills and concepts learned during the traditional school day. Students attend these non-traditional courses that are taught by individuals and community groups who have a special talent or specific expertise that theyâd like to share. Some of the classes we have been able to offer in the past include Robotics, Fashion Design, Spoken Word, SAT Prep, Claymation, and Kickboxing. Enrichment classes take place as part of our after school program, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons.
Host a Student Intern
During the school year, students gain hands-on learning experiences in the workplace by serving as interns at a variety of organizations, businesses, and agencies across Washington, D.C. Intern site partners host our students throughout the academic year (SeptemberâJune), every Wednesday, for 4-8 hours. Help our students gain workplace experience and acquire a broad understanding of a business or occupational area by hosting a Maya Angelou student intern.