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Simpson Street Free Press Open House

September 09, 2015

Meet the Writers

Open House

September 10 and 17, 5–7PM
South Towne Mall – 2411 W. Broadway – (608) 223-0489

See What Academic Achievement Looks Like!

  • Bridging gaps requires local kids - meet them, talk to them, see their newsroom
  • In 2015, SSFP curriculum won several prestigious national awards
  • SSFP curriculum is featured in 2015 national issue brief on building youth literacy (Read Here)
  • La Prensa employs 68 young writers who publish in English and Spanish
  • Grads of James Wright Free Press (located at Capital Newspapers) join the South Towne staff
  • All SSFP students write book reviews and publish content on multiple media platforms
  • Students publish at least one science assignment per semester (including summer)
  • Students publish at least one history assignment per semester (including summer)
  • Students complete at least one arts feature per semester (including summer)
  • Students practice literacy and learn 21st century job skills in authentic newsrooms
  • SSFP South Towne is Dane County’s first all-academics youth center

National research is clear: after-school academics and project-based learning gets results. See for yourself. Visit these young reporters. Let them show you their work. See our 2014-15 data. Most of all – see and experience what an all-academics youth center looks like.



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