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Pen Pal Letters Update

We are grateful for the partnership that Project Safety Nets has had with Madame Tina Maynor and Minneapolis Public Schools for the past 15 years. Together, we've accomplished so much in our work with Citi Radio Elementary School. With their support, we've been able to host at least three Friendship Day luncheons for the student and staff. We've also donated soccer balls to the Soccer for Senegal program.

I am so excited to learn about this addition to the International Baccalaureate program at Edison High School. Thank you for your dedication Madame Tina Maynor.

"Minneapolis Public Schools students have been participating in pen pal letter exchanges and service projects with Project Safety Nets since 2007. In recognition of the deep learning enrichment these activities provide, we are so proud to announce that one of our partner schools in Minneapolis, Edison High School, has created a studies pathway that includes a special graduation credential: the French Language & Culture Concentration Award. Students study French for all four years, attempt a test to earn a Minnesota Bilingual Seal Award (including, but not limited to, the International Baccalaureate exams in French), and participate for two or more years in cultural engagement projects. In 2021, Edison's first year of graduates with this credential included students who wrote pen pal letters to students at Cite' Radio, raised money to purchase a printer for Cite' Radio, and participated in a virtual workshop with PSN Founder Ann Dillard." Thank you, Madame Nancy Ledesma, for your years of dedication to Project Safety Nets and all the programs you have initiated to support school-agers in Senegal.