WINNSBORO — Jacqueline Gilyard, curriculum coach at Gordon Odyssey Academy, has received full funding in the amount of $782 from DonorsChoose.org for Project “Tidal Wave of Books.”
The project was coordinated in an effort to provide students with culturally relevant books to help foster a positive sense of self and a positive mental attitude. These books were carefully selected to assist students in examining life situations to help develop appropriate coping skills.
As a result of this award, Gordon Odyssey Academy has received a collection of young adult literature novels (10 books per title) written by famed authors Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon G. Flake, Coe Booth, Janet McDonald, and Walter Dean Myers.
These novels include The Skin I’m In, Somewhere in the Darkness, Miracle’s Boys, Handbook for Boys, The Skin I’m In, Bronxwood, Project Girl, Fallen Angels, Hoops, and Game.
Miriam Irby, behavioral interventionist, and Sandi Gratic, social worker, have already begun reading Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers, with eighth-grade students during their daily group counseling sessions.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity created by Charles Best in 2000. This charity allows caring individuals to provide public school teachers with materials and supplies necessary to improve academic performance. Gordon Odyssey Academy is proud to have dedicated staff who constantly utilize community resources to enhance our learning environment.
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