ELBOW! OVER KNEE UNDER BALL!
FOLLOW THROUGH! COOKIE JAR!
Every Wednesday afternoon from 4:30-5:30pm, dozens of 1st and 2nd graders swarm around our SEGL students. Tiny uniformed bodies laugh, cry, ask questions, and show off new skills. We are in Thomson Public Elementary School’s third-floor gymnasium for another “Books and Basketball” session: a meaningful change of pace and a wonderful opportunity to both learn from and serve our neighbors.Read More
Criminal justice reform. It is both polarizing (think #blacklivesmatter vs. #bluelivesmatter vs. #alllivesmatter) and unifying: in recent years both Democrats and Republicans have worked together on the issue. This semester our students have tackled this issue in several memorable ways, gaining insight from (among others) an Attorney General, a Congressman, and a judge.Read More
Thinking on your feet is among the most important skills a leader must learn. One cannot present a doctoral thesis, testify before Congress, argue a case before the Supreme Court, or lead soldiers through battle without the ability to think and speak quickly. At SEGL, we work to ensure our students think ethically on their feet. And there is no better teacher of this skill than former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry.Read More