Wake Forest University Special Collections & Archives (SCA) has increased its programming for K–12 students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community over the past several years. In 2019, SCA chose to refocus its K–12 efforts (2019–2021) at the Kingswood Alternative School. The students at Kingswood School are enrolled to receive additional educational and behavioral support in addition to the standard K–12 education provided to all students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. Part of the Crossnore Children’s Home literally down the road from Wake Forest University, it seemed to offer an opportunity to have a tremendous impact on a smaller K–12 population facing numerous challenges.
Planned programming for the K–5 (2019–2020) and 6–12 (2020–2021) grades currently includes career day with visits by local professionals; programming focusing on the creative use of archives; show and tell with rare books, including miniatures, artists’ books, and books created for the participants; an introduction to cursive writing, and possibly field trips. We will be actively assessing and evaluating what works best for the development of future programming.
Keywords: outreach, K-12
How to Cite:
Hill, A. G. & Turner, F. & Rutledge, M. & May, R. P. & Zanish-Belcher, T., (2020) “The Kingswood K–12 Alternative School Project: Providing Additional Educational Opportunities to Students and Teachers (Wake Forest University)”, MAC Annual Meeting Presentations 2020(1).