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Three Women-led Organizations Partner to Increase STEAM Literacy

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - eTradeWire -- In the Atlanta Metropolitan area, three Black women-led organizations have collaborated to advance education equity. Family Literacy of Georgia in connection with Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company and BK International Education Consultancy partnered to focus on communities with children who are most at risk for success.

Pandemic studies highlight the widening of disparities in educational opportunities and achievement. The three women-led nonprofit and for-profit effort brought Project SMART to Fayette County as the vehicle to do just that, reimagine learning!

Project SMART received federal funding by the Georgia Department of Education through Georgia's American Rescue Plan education allocation which is being administered in partnership with the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network. "We believe everyone regardless of zip code has the right to have access to quality education and opportunities" stated Josette Hutton Evans, CEO and Founder of Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company.

Project SMART is an evidence-based summer enrichment program where students and teachers work together to address local community issues by designing SMART cities. "By increasing access to innovative and equitable education that enhances student voice and choice in learning, we can accelerate learning. This is an indicator of positive community outcomes," said BK International Education Consultancy CEO and Founder, Bejanae Kareem.

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The goal of Project SMART is to accelerate learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and literacy skills. "What a better way to engage kids than to challenge them through highly-engaging activities! In simple terms, through FUN!!!", according to Shavawn Simmons, Executive Director of Family Literacy of Georgia.

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About Family Literacy of Georgia
Under the leadership of Shavawn P. Simmons, EdS,  Family Literacy of Georgia (501c3) seeks to increase access to quality books and literacy resources in communities of color. Family Literacy of Georgia works to eliminate "book deserts" through the installation and curation of diverse book-sharing stations throughout the Atlanta metro area. Visit www.familyliteracyga.org to learn more.

About Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company, Inc.
At Metamorphasis Powerhouse Company, we believe quality education is a human right, and the earlier historically under-served people are exposed and immersed in quality education and living opportunities, the better the entire world can operate. To learn how we are equipping students for success, supporting healthy family foundations, and helping communities thrive, visit www.metincpowerco.org.

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About BK International Education Consultancy
BK International Education Consultancy's mission is to advance education equity globally by building PK-12 educators capacity to increase student access to innovative education. BK International Education Consultancy is an International Association for Continuing Education and Training accredited provider of CEUs and is a minority and woman-owned business enterprise based in Georgia. Visit www.bkconsultancy.org (https://www.bkconsultancy.org/courses) to learn more.

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BK International Education Consultancy
bejanae@bkconsultancy.org


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