LF Mentorship Group
Currently have openings for 11 scholars until June 4th, 2021.
The LF Mentorship Group is designed to support African American males socially and academically in grades 7-12. Critical Literacy and Critical Media Literacy strategies are used in whole group settings to help strengthen scholars identity and assist with building a knowledge base needed for combating systemic racism.
Critical Literacy and Media Literacy
Critical literacy allows students to examine social, political, and historical contexts and its influence on their everyday lives. Applying these practices with African American males can advance academic achievement by challenging traditional literacy instruction, encourages collaborative learning, and allows students to establish a sense of social justice (Wood and Jocious, 2008).
Critical Media Literacy
Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication. Critical media literacy focuses on unpacking hidden power messages in media and learning to resist the messages (Alvermann and Hagood 2000; Share 2009.)