20/20 Vision for Schools exists to transform public schools within a single generation of students. We achieve this by mobilizing students and community stakeholders to partner with schools for sustainable change.
 
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Grateful for Partners, Exemplars and Trailblazers

Grateful for Partners, Exemplars and Trailblazers

We are humbled to have received the following endorsement last week from Principal Salema Marbury of PS 329 in Coney Island, a school partner and home to the Coney Island Resilience Mural. “20/20 Vision for Schools exemplifies what can be accomplished when caring individuals team up to leverage their energy, creativity and expertise to positively...
The Greatest Honor

The Greatest Honor

I attended Freedom Academy High School’s final graduation last week in solidarity with the amazing students, teachers, and administrators we have been privileged to meet and serve over the last two years. Totally unexpected was the honor bestowed to me on behalf of 20/20 Vision for Schools, “In recognition and appreciation for your committed support...
Jessica’s Story: Finding Meaning through Volunteering

Jessica’s Story: Finding Meaning through Volunteering

It’s 4:30 pm on a sunny Brooklyn afternoon. As the warmth of spring and eventually summer begin to embrace the city, most teens would prefer to be anywhere but school. But they are here, at a struggling Brooklyn High School playfully engaging in activities with their drama coach, Jessica Frith. This, she says, is what...
Broadway in the House!

Broadway in the House!

Broadway actress and current Spiderman lead Rebecca Faulkenberry visited students at Freedom Academy High School’s drama club on Monday, May 21. The visit was arranged by drama club instructor Jessica Frith, a volunteer with 20/20 Vision for Schools. Jessica and Rebecca have been friends since childhood, when they met acting side by side in a community...
Freedom Games: Drama Club

Freedom Games: Drama Club

PHOTOS The Freedom Academy Drama Club launched at Freedom Academy High School on March 5th under the leadership of Jessica and Daniel Frith, veteran actors and drama instructors. Enjoy Freedom students as they learn by doing through a series of theater games and workshop activities on March 26th. The drama club is preparing to write...
Now Publishing: Freedom Academy Press

Now Publishing: Freedom Academy Press

20/20′s partnership with Freedom Academy High School in Brooklyn expanded this month to include online journalism and drama clubs which officially launched on March 5th. The journalism club resurrected the Freedom Academy Press, converting it to an online blog which debuted in time for the start of Spirit Week on March 22. Follow the goings...
"Save our School. Fight for Freedom."

“Save our School. Fight for Freedom.”

UPDATE of 12/12/11: As of December 9, the Department of Education decided to keep Freedom Academy open for at least another year. That’s not to say the fight is over, just that Freedom has a year to develop and demonstrate a turnaround plan with the continued assistance of 20/20 Vision for Schools and other community...