WE WIN INSTITUTE, INC.
WE WIN'S PASSING THE TORCH PROGRAM - AUGUST 19, 2019
WHY WE ARE HERE
A review of the 2013 One Minneapolis Community Indicators Report shows:
47% of African American, 3rd graders (proficient in English) were proficient in reading in 2012; compared to 91% of white 3rd graders.
71% of black ELL students live in poverty, compared to 5% of white students.
94% of all Minneapolis children living in poverty are of color.
Only 16% of American Indian 5th graders met or exceeded math standards in 2012.
34% of Hispanic youth graduate on time compared to 67% of white students
There is solid evidence that low-income children of color enter kindergarten at a significant disadvantage relative to higher income children. Given this initial disparity, if these children progress through school at the same rate as other students, they will lose ground or never catch up.
Thus, ordinary measures are likely to fall short, and extraordinary measures are called for.
WE WIN is that extraordinary measure!
2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS
RITES OF PASSAGE
Tuesdays 5-7:30 pm | WE WIN Institute
Rites of Passage is an afterschool program designed to guide, inform, and inspire youth in their transition from adolescence to adulthood. Age ranges are Kindergarten-8th grade. Children will develop strong relationships with responsible adults and with each other.
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION
Mondays 5-7:30 pm | WE WIN Institute
Women of Distinction is a program for teenage girls to mentor each other and build positive relationships. W.O.D. provides a safe space for young women to share livelihood planning, learn entrepreneurial skills, go on outings, take college tours together, and much more..
Thursdays 5:30-7:30 pm | WE WIN Institute
Men of Distinction Akoko Nan is designed to assist boys ages 8-12 in developing manhood skills, learning about and easing cultural trauma, and developing resiliency in face of systemic and social trauma. Through Circle, drumming, field trips, bonding activities, community service, art projects and journaling, youth develop strong relationships with responsible Black men and with each other.
PARENTS MAKE THE ACADEMIC DIFFERENCE
Last Wed. of Every Month 5-7:30 pm | WE WIN Institute
Parents Make the Academic Difference (PMAD) works to empower parents of color by equipping them with tools to effectively advocate for their children, academically and socially. The project is designed to advance racial equity in education through increased engagement in policy development and on policy boards that support positive outcomes for youth of color.