When we were contacted by Kuumba Academy’s Reading Specialist Kris DePonte, we knew we wanted to help! Kuumba Academy in Wilmington, Delaware is an innovative learning environment focused on the whole child in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. The school offers an academic environment that values parents as key partners in the education of their children, honors the individuality and unique learning style of each student, utilizes the arts as a tool for academic learning, and supports multicultural school experiences.
The Kuumba Academy Charter School is dedicated to the development of each student’s potential for learning in a positive environment. Kuumba teachers believe that every child can excel given the proper motivation and community involvement. And, the curriculum integrates individualized learning and social growth with academics, the arts, technology, foreign language, and the study of world culture.
The school will receive over 500 books for use in the library, in class and of course, with reading specialist Kris DePonte!
For more information about Kuumba Academy, it’s programs and mission, visit http://kuumbaacademy.org
Pictured is Matt McNeill, who organized the donation and did most of the “heavy lifting” and Kris DePonte of Kuumba Academy.