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Committed and actively engaged local young people are valuable partners in any achievement gap fight. The student writers of SSFP reach peers across Dane County with powerful messages of achievement and success. Local students learn practical academic skills, then engage the wider community and influence young readers. At SSFP young people are promoted through the newsroom ranks. More experienced writers assist younger peers.
Simpson Street Free Press (SSFP) programs are extended learning models. We use a content specific curriculum designed to supplement classroom instruction. SSFP is a project-based approach, designed to support the classroom but not replicate the school day. We structure these programs like part-time “jobs.” So, all SSFP programs are free of charge. Parents meet with staff at program enrollment and sign engagement letters.