Paramount Middle School, UCLA Partner on Literacy Program
Jefferson Middle School has teamed up with UCLA to launch the inaugural Get Your A’s Up Literacy Academy for sixth- through eighth-grade African-American students. The program is designed for students to experience the enjoyment and power of literacy through a variety of team building, reading, dialogue and problem-solving activities. Every Friday, students meet with UCLA California Reading and Literature Project Director Shervaughnna Anderson-Byrd to discuss assigned program texts. The program will culminate with a field trip to UCLA this spring and a literature celebration.