Last week, TSF gave all of the students in the CSA program sweatshirts at a sort of celebration of the end of the first semester of CSA. For the entire week since then, at least half of the students have been wearing their sweatshirts almost every day. They are proud of their accomplishments, their efforts, and the program in which they are enrolled.
That makes me proud.
I have also been wearing—almost every day—the sweatshirt that CSA gave me.
CSA—the College Success Academy—is a program created and run by The SteppingStone Foundation (TSF). In my role at OunceIT I am teaching an ELA class once a week through CSA at the Edison School—a Boston Public School—where I am helping students first learn to blog so that later they can blog to learn.
Sometimes the little things matter as much as the big ones. Don't forget that. My CSA sweatshirt will remind me.
[cross-posted on blog.mytakeonit.com]