As part of the Norfolk Academy Center for Civic and Global Leadership, the Literacy Fellows Program engages high-achieving students to understand, communicate, and solve the national and global issues inextricably linked to literacy. Understanding that abilities with reading and writing are crucial for empowered and responsible citizens, the Literacy Fellows Program serves to advance literacy as a way to break cycles of poverty in Hampton Roads and beyond. Fellows work alongside Norfolk Academy faculty to grow in their own writing aptitude, while collaborating with outside organizations and communities to gain first-hand knowledge of the far-reaching implications of literacy.
Watch this film about the Literacy Fellows program!
When I was born, I came out of my mom’s stomach. Then I went home, I sucked on my bottle. I tottled around in my walker. Then my big sister became a talker and I knew this girl, Little Miss Stalker. We used to have a cat. He was chasing a rat. Then I... Read more »
- by Jevonnah, 3rd grade
It all started on Halloween. There was a haunted house. Nobody knew that it was a haunted house. When it started to get dark, everyone went trick-or-treating. The haunted house made scary noises like scratches on the window, stumping, and screaming. Everyone started to run away. That wasn’t it. A scary scarecrow had nice... Read more »
- Makayla, 3rd grade
There was this little girl and she had a million pockets and hair that looked so beautiful, and it was made out of candy. And every time she dreamed, she dreamed about candy. And when she went in the bathroom, candy was everywhere. She’s walking. First she shuts her eyes. Then she looks for... Read more »
- Geria, 3rd grade