"CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life." -CAMBA Mission Statement
CAMBA at M.S. 246 Brooklyn
This CAMBA Adolescent Literacy Program, or ALP, is located in Walt Whitman M.S. 246 in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tutors provide the literacy instruction, and are supported by lead ELA teacher from the day school.
In the Fall of 2015, the CAMBA team read The Hunger Games with the students. The Hunger Games was selected by the team because it has a strong connection to the day-time ELA curricular themes for the Fall, and because of its mainstream popularity. They were excited that to be able to provide each student with actual books, and the students were interested in the topic, and aimed to complete the book by January.
One of the tutors, Lorenzo, created an excellent poster with students that the tutors used with students to understand relationships between the novel's many characters.
Winter 2016 - To wrap up their study of The Hunger Games, the students of CAMBA’s Adolescent Literacy Program created a mock newspaper to express their enjoyment and understanding of the novel. They divided into four teams --Advertising, Opinion Page, Book Review, and Comics Pages-- with each team responsible for designing and writing content that related to the novel for their section in typical newspaper style. The slideshow below showcases some the work of the CAMBA Adolescent Literacy Program at MS 246.