The facilities at Longfellow School and Journey House have long been overcrowded and distressed, but that will soon change. Construction has begun on the Journey House Center for Youth and Family Athletics. The new addition will serve both institutions by providing a new cafeteria, kitchen, gym, computer labs and classrooms.
While most schools encourage increased parental involvement, Longfellow lives and dies by it. Administrators know it’s the key to their success.
Groundbreaking for the Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics will take place on Sept. 16, at Longfellow Elementary School.
Brown Street Academy principal Ava Morris wanted her students to have a variety of experiences that they might not otherwise have access to. The school lost its part-time art teacher in 2009, so when Morris heard about Arts@Large from a colleague, she jumped at the opportunity. The organization pairs diverse visual, literary, performing and multimedia artist educators with students for a three-year period.
Journey House and Longfellow, both in Clarke Square, use decades-old facilities and deal with similar problems, but that will soon change.