9/15/2017 - We are so excited for the new literacy/arts program to begin. The program "mygenius" begins with a rally kickoff on October 2nd, 2017 which will be held at Washington Middle School, 231 S. Constitution Dr., Aurora, IL 60506, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. This cannot happen without the support of our community. Please join us and help our students realize how important they are to our community, and how hopeful we are for their success - not only in reading, but in finding the area of the arts in which they can become the genius that we know everyone has in them. We gratefully thank the Dunham Foundation, A+ Foundation, our Principal, Dr. Burton and our team of wonderfully creative teachers. Come listen to inspiring stories from friends of "mygenius" about how they became super successful after overcoming insurmountable blocks in the road at their most critical time of their life, we call Middle School. Meet community members who will share many talents with our students - It really does take a community of cheerleaders to change the lives of these pre-adults who may have some problems understanding literacy, but deserve whatever help we can offer to lead a successful life. We can do this one middle school at a time in this community on both, west and east sides of this city. Please help us, help them. We are looking for mentors, tutors, readers - who will read and listen, and business people to share their trades.
At Washington Middle School, Aurora, IL, we offer for free with transportation home (if needed), an after-school program that offers art, music, culinary and dance, plus a unique program in creative writing and reading.
Everyone has a genius! We are here for you because you matter!