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Tue May 31, 2011
Learning Outside of School
By ADAM GREENMAN
WRNI – Think back to those childhood moments when you learned profound life lessons that have stayed with you to this day. While the classroom and school day certainly produced many of these lessons, no doubt some of the most important ones were learned outside those walls, perhaps on a baseball field, in a summer theater group, or maybe a friend's backyard. Adam Greenman reminds us how important it is for us to ensure that children have opportunities to learn wherever they may be.
Adam Greenman is the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance, a statewide policy and advocacy organization that works to ensure that all Rhode Island children have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs. He began his career as a middle school social studies teacher in Camden, NJ as part of the Teach for America program.