Ten EGUSD elementary schools recognized at Center for Youth Citizenship reception
October 2, 2007
Ten Elk Grove Unified elementary schools participating in the Free to Learn project were recognized at the Center for Youth Leadership (CYC) Free to Learn Recognition Reception on Thursday, September 27 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.
Free to Learn is a “whole school” character education model. It is not an add-on program where character education is taught as a separate subject, but rather approaches character education as something that should be integrated into all aspects of a school, including classroom curriculum, school climate, and discipline and behavioral expectations. In order to ensure this whole-school approach, Free to Learn emphasizes six critical components: outreach and connections; plan and structure; school climate and culture; leadership development; assessment and accountability; and curriculum and instruction.
The Free to Learn schools that were recognized are:
CYC was founded in 1984. The center prepares the youth of California to respect one another, instructs them about our institutions and laws, helps them understand the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, teaches them to appreciate our democracy and to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to be engaged and informed participants in everyday community matters.