Feb. 27, 2013: The Sierra Canyon STF Chapter, the FREE Club, hosted “Bridging the Gap: Right to Education,” a panel discussion focused on the systemic issues plaguing the education system in California, as well as potential solutions to the problems. Guest speakers included Robin Keefe, Founder and CEO of BookEnds, Torre Brannon-Reese, Founder of FAMLI, Inc., and Vinit Sukhija, Teach for America.
Students, parents and teachers discussed topics ranging from the biggest obstacles in education and equality and access to funding, to the roles of technology and spending in the advancement of public education. Read the full report to learn more about the discussion.
In conjunction with the evening event, the FREE Club held a BookEnds book drive collecting over 3,000 children’s books for donation to LA area schools. CONGRATULATIONS Sierra Canyon on a successful book drive!