DETROIT (Dec. 7, 2018) – Students in De La Salle Collegiate’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme spent another day working on one of the core elements of completing their college-level studies.
On Thursday, 16 juniors spent the day at Brilliant Detroit, a neighborhood-based initiative near Livernois and the I-94 freeway on the city’s west side. Brilliant Detroit’s goal is to ensure that all students are happy, healthy, and school-ready.
Three years ago, Brilliant Detroit was created to provide a new approach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods. The idea was to create a unique delivery model in an approach to early childhood development by using underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods. Input was gathered and a model that is designed with, for, and by neighbors was built.
With the support of acting chaperones – science teacher Jacqueline VanThomme and business teacher Aarran Meier – the De La Salle students spent the day compiling supplies for the agency’s literacy-related activities.
The students’ CAS (creativity, activity, service) project is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the diploma programme.