“Young Voices,” a writing and storytelling residency by Springboard to Learning teaching artist Sherry Norfolk, was the focus of a recent feature by HEC-TV. The program, deployed to three third-grade classrooms at Brown Elementary in Hazelwood, gave an in-depth look at the value that a Springboard to Learning program adds for students, staff, and administration alike.

From the fun and interactive teaching methods for kids, to the correlation with state curriculum standards and real-world skill development sought by teachers and administrators, Springboard to Learning has built a strong partnership with the Hazelwood School District in all elementary and middle schools.

“Learning isn’t just about paper and pencil activities,” said Chris Spanberger, instructional specialist at Brown Elementary. “Having these outside presenters come in is a great way to get kids exposed to fun, engaging and enjoyable learning.”