Flamingo New York visited 3rd and 4th grade students at Mott Haven Academy in The Bronx last month and took them on an exciting field trip to THE POINT, a community development corporation dedicated to children. 

 

Haven ‘scholars’ had access to all the essential Arts & Crafts supplies any kid could ask for, and spent the afternoon drawing, painting and crafting with volunteers and staff from Flamingo New York.

 

Haven Academy Scholars.

Haven Academy Scholars.

 

Flamingo’s social purpose is cultural enrichment which is why they wanted to immerse Haven scholars into the thriving community culture THE POINT offers. THE POINT is dedicated to youth development, and cultural and economic revitalization of The Bronx, encouraging the celebration of life and art in the community, specifically in areas traditionally troubled by poverty and crime.

 

Established in 2008, Haven Academy serves 290 scholars in grades K-5 and 36 pre-kindergarten students. The school empowers children in an educational environment that addresses and reduces the barriers to academic success through the integration of family support services with a rigorous academic program. Graduates will be resilient, resourceful, independent scholars who have the skills necessary to reach their full potential and to build a better future.