Summer camp molds student leaders | Schools
Several hundred Memphis City Schools students will take part in the 2012 Summer Envoy Camp, which will run June 4 through 8. Students participating in the five-day camp will engage in activities certifying them to join the Envoy Project, a student-led initiative to improve the culture and climate of schools and communities. The camp is open to students in grades four through 12 and will take place at Snowden Elementary and Ridgeway Middle Schools.
In its third year of operation in MCS, the Envoy Project is active in 108 schools throughout the district as part of the Gates Foundation’s Teacher Effectiveness Initiative. The Envoy Project represents a diverse student population working to improve the academics and character of their schools, peers and themselves.
This year’s Student Envoy Camp is led by the Efficacy Institute, the non-profit organization implementing the Envoy Project in MCS. Students will work under the guidance of certified MCS Teacher Envoys in partnership with Efficacy staff.
For more information about the Envoy Project, visit www.efficacy.org.
Information provided by Memphis City Schools.