SFSAS presents Hooked on Books to Jane Goodall
SFSAS was honored among other inspiring school programs to present to Jane Goodall at a recent Roots and Shoots event in Santa Fe. Participating students were Lucinda Patrus, SFSAS Class of 2015, SFSAS alumna Indu Holdsworth, Class of 2014, and Victoria Azizova, SFSAS Class of 2015. The three SFSAS representatives made a compelling presentation to Dr. Goodall about how SFSAS has helped them to understand their role as change agents and Citizen Scholars in our world. They told her about Hooked on Books and the Reading is Magic Camp. Hooked on Books is a youth-led literacy campaign started at SFSAS. Reading is Magic is one of the campaign's initiatives. For three years running, the summer reading camp has helped students gain on average one year of growth in their reading.
Dr. Goodall is the latest of several worldwide luminaries that SFSAS students have met. Last year Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams visited SFSAS as part of the school being honored with the 2012 Global PeaceJam Award. In 2013, SFSAS students traveled to Denver to accept the award from Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee.