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New University-Assisted Community School Announced

The University-Assisted Community School (UACS) initiative has announced a newcomer to their program, Inskip Elementary.  UACS is an initiative focusing on high-needs elementary schools to create challenging learning opportunities for students to excel by providing a nurturing environment supported by family, community, staff and students.  The initiative was started by Robert Kronick, professor in Educational Psychology and Counseling in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.

The UACS program is an extension of the regular school day for the students.  UT students, faculty, and staff provide the children academic support services, physical education, music, and art programs. The UACS has currently established a Volstarter campaign to fund their project,  “Monthly Meals with a Mission.”  This project will be used to provide a monthly meeting for the parents and families of the enrolled students providing an opportunity for hard working parents to sit with their children and learn more about the programs and lessons their children are involved in.

Enjoy this article from Tennessee Today which shares more about the new school being served by the UACS initiative.   Also, you can read the article as featured on WBIR-10 or enjoy the article as featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel.