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Reviews for (AFRO)DITE: A Black Girls Guide To PWI’s

Click here to purchase {Afro)dite (Afro)dite is not just essential reading for young black girls in predominantly white educational institutions.  If schools are, indeed, committed to the holistic education of all students, Collins’ poetry shows us the radically empathetic vision required to make this an authentic reality.   These are not poems for the faint of heart; they are […]

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Farm & Wilderness – How Camp Should Be!

  This is the time of the year that most families are taking advantage of early bird discounts , or are kicking themselves for missing the deadline. If you haven’t already made a decision  about summer camp experiences, read on as one suspicious teenager falls in love with camp! Oh, and campership has been set aside […]

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Elon Collins considers Farm & Wilderness

Unlike most teenagers, I was never enticed by the idea of dirt, cabins, lakes and camp fires. Summer camp and sleepaway camp alike, were never on my mind, despite my peer’s eager countdown to the first day of camp by early May. I suppose I found being away and out of my element for as […]

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RIISE Summer Series: What Did You Do Over The Break?, with Elon Collins, 8th Grader, Riverdale Country School

    Indy School Girl & RIISE’s newly elected Student Advisor (thanks in advance for accepting your post Elon! XO, Mom) shares a summer of growing up she won’t soon forget! RIISE: As you look back to the beginning of summer break, did you expect to have the experiences you had? What surprised you? EC: […]

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Three Things I Loved About the Diversity Conf RCS Sent Me To

Thank you Elon for getting this done. I know you have a lot on your plate. RIISE appreciates your commitment to share experiences and best practices from a student perspective. Elon goes to Riverdale and is finishing up 6th grade.  She attended the Diversity Leadership Conference in Philadelphia at The Haverford School. Proud of that […]

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RIISE Spotlight: MLK & Elon

        I am writing to let you know, that we commemorated Dr. King’s birthday with a special presentation during X-Factor on Wednesday.  As part of the celebration, I asked Elon to read a poem–Remembering a Life.  Elon took this responsibility seriously and I commend her for her willingness to take on an […]

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