The Chelsea Foundation, Inc.
Taking Literacy Across Curriculum!
Dear Board Members, Volunteers and Friends:
We recently notified forty-eight of fifty states’ Department of Educations’ superintendents, secretaries, commissioners, chancellors and/or directors about what The Chelsea Foundation volunteers have worked diligently to produce. The following is the message that was sent:
We all know that education offers everyone the best opportunity to fulfill dreams and that it is in the nation’s best interest to allow our children to do their best and to believe in themselves, as well.
An abundant number of individuals from across the country have volunteered their time and worked painstakingly to develop an online Quality Effort Recognition Award Program that is free to elementary school teachers. It is theirs to use to inspire their students without reaching into their own pockets. Its greater significance is that it is designed to be inclusive of all children, leaving no one behind. We are asking you to help us to spread the word.
The award program, geared for elementary-school-age children, is supported by a motivational magazine, Chelsea’s Beacon, which is online. Its Castle Land stories are written to assist teachers in helping students to appreciate that a little more quality in their effort can be just what is needed to accomplish their personal interests.
The founder of The Chelsea Foundation, Sean Gennert, worked to make this happen because he relates to the challenges that children are faced with in school. In the third grade, his CAT Reading Score was 1.6 after three years of consistent tutoring; however, this program is what made his score jump to a 3.9 in three months.
We hope that this information helps you to understand why he chose to see that the Quality Effort Award Program was made available to every U.S. child at no cost to them, their parents, or the education system. Mr. Gennert knows that a slow start can generate the tragic feeling that makes children think that they are “dumb.” If we succeed in letting them believe that, it is too often that those feelings carry through life—preventing serious accomplishments. (Read more>>>)
Chelsea’s Beacon offers reading material filled with stories written and illustrated to inspire each student’s personal interest. The stories acknowledge feelings and share with each child what they can do to become achievers. Children must learn early on that the secret to achieving their dreams starts with a personal commitment to their own success in school.
In addition, we now have an online motivational magazine for middle-school students—Wall Shadows. Its focus is to encourage students to move beyond difficult moments, to share their stories, and, above all, to write. We encourage them to submit their work to be published.
For high-school students, we offer the motivational magazine The Next Step. It offers direction in making life-altering decisions that surround education and career choices. It addresses issues, challenges, and how to refocus and even catch up!
The Chelsea Foundation also provides Chelsea’s Blog. It is designed as a place where adults may share ideas on effective methods for building lasting and meaningful relationships with children: chelseafoundation.wordpress.com.
Ultimately, our focus is to assist in lowering the dropout rate to better ensure the future of our nation’s children. It is up to us to guarantee our nation’s quality of life and level of prosperity for future generations, just as our parents did for us.
Please assist us in taking Literacy Across Curriculum by letting all of your school principals know about what the Chelsea Foundation is offering them, their teachers, and students.
In closing, we give a special thank you to all of our hard working volunteers!
Kathleen O’Malley Brown
The Chelsea Foundation, Inc.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men!” -Frederick Douglass
“Better than 1000 days in study is one day spent with a great teacher!”