Enrichment & Access
The Prairie School
C.L.A.S.S. (Character, Leadership, Accountability, Service, Sustainability) @The Prairie School is a multiage leadership program that partners Upper, Middle, and Primary School students together into a nontraditional classroom experience. The program is structured around workshops spread over the course of the school year. The multi-age groups commit themselves to full participation, inclusivity, searching, role-modeling, contribution, and co-designing of the experience throughout the year, constructing and deepening their knowledge of the topics they have selected through a transdisciplinary approach, and responding to their learning with community and personal action.
Since its inception in 2010, C.L.A.S.S. has, following student interest and direction, explored issues surrounding cultural sustainability, social responsibility, and universal human rights. They have come to commit themselves, ultimately, to addressing poverty, hunger, and illiteracy, here in Racine while engaging others from around the world in our conversation and action.
C.L.A.S.S.’s Mission is to
recognize an injustice in their world,
learn about affected communities,
create relationships with them,
and serve them with action and awareness-building.
Not only does C.L.A.S.S. provide leadership for others, but it also promotes personal growth in its members and sustains its work by teaching others how to lead themselves.
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