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Changing the Narrative One Tie at a Time

Posted on: September 26, 2016

On Wednesday, September 21, young men from LEARN 8 Middle School participated in the Tied to Greatness ceremony. Men of color from the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Chicago’s west side taught the 8th grade boys how to tie their ties and encouraged them to combat the negative stereotypes seen in their environments. Sharing their own personal stories, the men served as role models and offered advice on how to overcome obstacles to become strong and educated young men.

Click the video below to watch a recap of the event.

Click the links below to view media coverage from the event.

LEARN Charter School Network is a network of K-8, tuition-free, public charter schools. LEARN has 10  schools and serves nearly 4,200 scholars in Chicago, North Chicago, and Waukegan. The mission of LEARN is to provide children with the academic foundation and ambition to earn a college degree. For more information, please visit www.learncharter.org.