Amen Ankh Akademy and Amen Ankh Urban Farm Is a STEAMM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics Medicine) Homeschool Cooperative A collaborative efforts of academic instructors and society builders begun January 1st, 2013.
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AMEN ANKH AKADEMY of Cultural Arts and STEAMM is a Digital Homeschooling Cooperative Network to TEACH OUR YOUTH!
|AMEN ANKH AKADEMY of Cultural Arts and STEAMM is a Homeschooling Cooperative|
Amen Ankh Akademy is a global virtual stream of consciousness! Amen Ankh means sacred life- We venerate all living things from creation! We spell Akademy using "Ka" representing the eternal spirit of our Ancient Aku(Ancestors/DNA) Within us!
We are a Homeschool cooperative bridging the gap against the School to Prison Pipeline. We teach STEAMM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics and Medicine) through a virtual home school network and Afrikan Education Curriculum that will ready our children Pre-K-8 Accelerated course of study; for the next level-
Our curriculum and daily class schedule includes:
Relaxation Meditation, Positive affirmations
Positive Healthy Natural living, Critical Thinking
Language Arts, Phonics, Calligraphy, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Communication
Science; Biology, Chemistry Applied Agriculture, Engineering
Accelerated Mathematics Calculus, Geometry
Foreign Language selections of: Wolof, French, Swahili, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese
Music: Voice, Instrumental
Martial Arts: Boxing, Capoeira, Tai Chi, Kemetic Yoga
Fine Arts and Industrial Design
Entrepreneurial Production and Manufacturing
Agriculture, Biology etc,
and hands on vocational experiences with Mentors, coustomized for each students gift, and destiny IEPs. We also have after-school objectives with Youth Going Green and You G.R.O.W.W. Girls.
"Seeking the Wisdom: of the Ancestors to Nurture our Seeds to Build a New Future"
Amen Ankh Academy of Cultural Arts and Sciences is an online homeschooling curriculum with a network of artisan vocational guilds built around agriculture. We teach an accelerated learning curriculum based on each students IEP. Each student will learn 5 languages before the 8th grade.
We continue to engage our families and communities with the knowledge and understanding of Afrikan self-awareness and awakening! Feel Free to post your Afrikan Centered Knowledge- A great virtual resource for home scholars are using this stream. Our Youth are watching everything we do.
Giri So (Word at Face Value), Benne So (Word to the Side), Bolo So (Word From Behind), So Dayi (The Clear Word), Aduno So (The Astonishing Word.)
“Knowledge of self is the key to healing and freeing ourselves from global Maafa.”
We model our homeschool after ACECC which was a Contract School operated in cooperation with what was known as the Kansas City, Missouri School District, until 2011. It was managed by the Afrikan Centered Education Taskforce Incorporated (ACETI). The Afrikan Centered Education Collegium Campus was composed of three buildings serving scholars K-12, located on a 40.2 acre campus, west of Swope Parkway between 63rd Street and Meyer Blvd. ACECC disseminated the knowledge of the best of global Afrikan achievements, often written out of history, to prepare our youth for the global world, to pursue leadership, invention, production and enterprise, yet to also be committed to their own local wealth creating community and economic development.
Amen Ankh Akademy and Amen Ankh Urban Farm
Proposal and Educational Curriculum
Amen Ankh’s You G.R.O.W.W. (Gaining Resilience Opportunity Wellness Wealth)
Girls, Teach a girl heal a Nation and Youth Going Green, working with At-risk youth and juvenile detention re-entry...
A collaborative efforts of academic instructors and society builders to work with our youth as Educators, Growers, Crafts-persons, artists and activists that work in Cultural, Sustainability, Wellness and mental health fields.
This curriculum includes:
Speak, Read, and write Multiple Language Fluency from the elementary level
Elementary level Calculus
Fiscal Literacy to Youth and Families
Healthy plant-based recipes,
Holistic Health Care,
Urban Agriculture and Quality food access
Green Career development, and vocations
Home Cottage Industry
Organic Crafts Workshop E-Commerce
Green Construction and Contracting Careers
Martial Arts/ Self defence
Mental Health and Wellness
Artist to Activism and leadership
Steps to Community organizing,
In the 1990 Adenike AmenRa graduated from KU and left a domestic violent relationship, only to come to the Kansas City urban core, that had become the site of Cointelpro evasion of guns, drugs, and predatory police, with their victims engaged in violent criminal activities, open drug sales, and prostitution, with an underground economy and strong gang presence. She made the decision to have a positive future for her children, and the youth of the community. Sparked by the inspiration of the Black Panther Party Youth Food Program and Black liberation Freedom schools, She began studying Afrikan Dance, and traveled extensively to attend Afrikan Centered lectures and visit communities across the country. Adenike’s own Children lived most of their teen years around this positive environment of an entrepreneurial Black family and an African Centered Cultural values system of Nguzo Saba (7 principles).
With her background in Visual Communication, Crafts, and Fine Art, she grew a garden in her backyard and cultivated mulberry trees to make dyes for fabrics, and clothing with food products to set up as a vendor. She was inspired to teach in the community, obtaining here master's degree in Exceptional Education for more than a decade. She has lectured in Kansas City, and Memphis, also hosting an internet radio presence. She currently ministers and directs a Temple of Life ministry called Amen Par Ankh nestled around an urban farm of Herbs, Cruciferous vegetables, and the Three sisters of Corn Bean and Melons.
It was her experiences with Special Education K-12, that launched here interest in creating a homeschooler cooperative network. The vision of youth growing and eating their own foods and their connection with the ecosystem and environment
In the spring of 2012, Adenike along with other Urban Farmers, Launched “Heal the Hood” in Kansas City, to work in 64128 zip code, the most desolate area of Kansas City, Missouri, aiming to provide urban neighborhoods and schools with the curriculum supported by results-driven interactive workshops, and gardening programs.
STEAMM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics Medicine)
Agriculture – study of producing crops and raising livestock, with an emphasis on practical applications
Anatomy – study of form and function, in plants, animals, and other organisms, or specifically in humans
Biochemistry – study of the chemical reactions required for life to exist and function, usually a focus on the cellular level
Bioengineering – study of biology through the means of engineering with an emphasis on applied knowledge and especially related to biotechnology
Biomechanics – often considered a branch of medicine, the study of the mechanics of living beings, with an emphasis on applied use through prosthetics or orthotics
Biomedical research – study of health and disease
Biophysics – study of biological processes through physics, by applying the theories and methods traditionally used in the physical sciences
Biotechnology – study of the manipulation of living matter, including genetic modification and synthetic biology
Botany – study of plants
Cell biology – study of the cell as a complete unit, and the molecular and chemical interactions that occur within a living cell
Ecology – study of the interactions of living organisms with one another and with the non-living elements of their environment
We want school community to help fund and activate indoor and outdoor gardens with schools and their communities on a larger scale. Our goal is to address the health epidemic of Afrikan Americans, in mind body and spirit, by providing local food access as a solution to our health crisis, and advocate green Business production and career development, food production and localization using this plan. Planting the seeds (with the youth) is the key to a fruitful future, and we are taking it upon ourselves to provide the youth and community with the education and tools necessary around these issues. Your contribution is vital in making this happen.
THE STRUGGLE TO FEED OUR FAMILIES.The ability to access high quality, fresh food in low income Black families is a major issue. Black people are dying more in the general population, from Heart Attack, Stroke, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cancers than any other population. These diseases can all be controlled by better options and choices that they eat and drink. The lack of access and nutritional education has created a health epidemic in these populations. A new Canadian Study recently conducted, shows "There was a 20% higher risk of diabetes in the lowest 2 income groups compared with the highest group, which translated into an extra 2500 diagnoses of diabetes for that year," senior author of the research, Lorraine Lipscombe, MD, from the University of Toronto, Ontario, told Medscape Medical News:
TOXIC FARMING AND LONG DISTANCE FOOD TRANSPORTATION.
Food travels an average of 1,500 miles from farm to fridge by ship, plane and truck. Pesticides leak into the soil, water, and our bodies. Industrial agriculture leads to unhealthy soil and loss of wildlife. If we localize food production and distribution on a community level, we can easily solve this problem.
CORPORATE DOMINATION. Corporate concentration causes small businesses to struggle. Consumers feel disempowered to make change. We intend to empower our communities by creating entrepreneurial opportunities around holistic health, food production, and green careers.
LACK OF EDUCATION. The leading unhealthy corporate heads spend billions per year marketing their unhealthy products to young children and families. Most families are simply unaware of the vicious cycle of low quality food and health, and furthermore, what to do to change that. Education is the key to providing communities to spark change.
How do we get the inner city youth and families on board with creating healthier, greener, sustainable communities?
Amen Ankh Academy and Urban Farms offers the tools that can change that.
Youth Going Green Programing also has goals to work with Juvenile detention-re-entry into career fields in Urban Agriculture, as well as “You GROWW Girl- Teach a girl heal a nation curriculum, and Adenike’s Art Reduce Reuse Recycle, Amen Ankh Urban Farm, and Amen Par Ankh (Sacred Temple of Life.)
Our visionWe propose a micro loans the installation of Aquaponic Systems in the homes and institutions of each group site that will be built and maintained by each student and family members. These Systems will provide a foundational economy of fish and food production for the academy. as well as the perimeter and peripheral community. The grey water and all production refuse will be filtered, composted and recycled back into the farm as fertilizer. Each body of students will work organically to leave a legacy that will be built upon by the next collective of students, much like George Washington Carver and the Tuskegee Institute, where the Students built and maintained their own school through work study.
Amen Ankh Academy will create in effect an artisan’s guild and culture of creative craft-persons and performance artists. As well as Producers and manufacturers who will promote engineering capacities and self-perpetuation in computer aided technologies, with Land and resource acquisition and preservation.
Each student will be producing alternative ways of food production and preservation like sprouting, rooftop and vertical farming, Bee keeping, Orchards, Compost vermiculture, clay and mineral acquisition etc.. Recycling Aluminum, Plastic and Glass,- Producing Herbal products, canning, teas, dyes, oils etc. etc.
Each student will establish their own entrepreneurial goals and objectives to create their own production models and business plans. Creating Fine Art and Performance Arts which will be populated into e-commerce. Every student will be able to repeat and spawn a sustainable society using natural resources, anywhere in the world.
Amen Ankh Academy, has created a spoken word DVD titled the Green Griot Gathering, capturing the life and times of Urban Guerrilla Farming in Kansas City and a curriculum that bridges the gap of inner-generational dialogue around alternative medicines and food security. In order to spark the conversation with our future (the youth,) an interest has to be created, and it has to be relevant. The curriculum was designed to teach young people the importance of a localized food system, what it means to live in a food desert and how to sustain themselves in one. Some of the activities include hands on healthy cooking and juicing demonstrations, films, Meditation, yoga, urban Alternative gardening, introduction to Aquaponics and more. We are engaged in outreached to various communities and anticipate an impact of over 6,000 youths aged 8 to 24.
To spark change, the interest must be created in an informative and relevant way. We want to see schools and other community Centers with equitable access to good food, have enough to eat, end health disparities in low-income and communities of color, and honor every community's right to culturally relevant, safe, and healthy food. Providing the education as groundwork, and the ability to grow food in these communities is vital. We want to localize food production, reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint by supporting schools and communities with the education and tools to do so.
Curriculum The Amen Ankh Academy Curriculum is a Home Schooling Cooperative STEAMM (Science technology Engineering Arts Mathematics Medicine) model with- Hands on Natural Sciences, Martial Arts, Knowledge of self and life management courses. The Program works within the structure of a self-help, peer group relationship, with facilitators monitoring the group’s achievements. Pre-K-8 fundamental learning, then move onto a Montessori model of hands on individualized objectives and project based learning. Each student will construct their own IEP (Individualized Learning Program). We will use pre- approved E-Learning curriculum for core curriculum, to study and review, using a combination of two systems, Project Based Learning and a Comprehensive system (lessons played through to the end of the chapter). The curriculum is presented by a trained facilitator who serves as a mentor and guide. Hands on Performance assessments using Multiple intelligence style are administered at the end of each chapter to monitor the scholar's understanding and learning. In addition, personal growth inventory questionnaires will be completed by the participants rating themselves on a scale from 0 to 10 both before and after the course, which they keep in a notebook- journal for their own future use. In addition, Life Management Skills Survey, rating the trainee 1 – 5, is completed by the trainees, their parents or guardians, facilitators, and counselors at the end of the course.
The Amen Ankh Academy ’s social curriculum is designed to assist in the development of life management skills in eight critical areas of (1) Motivation, Habits, Attitudes; (2) Goal Setting; (3) Problem Solving and Decision Making; (4) Emotional Control; (5) Family Relationships; (6) Financial Stability; (7) Effective Communication; (8) Entrepreneurial/ vocational.
The learner will acquire at least one concept of human development coupled with instructions of how to develop the particular skill required to successfully merge the concept of behavior into the individual’s life. As they progress through the manual, an accumulation of various skills and techniques are incorporated into the trainees lives this equipping them with tools for success.
The curriculum is based on a three-pronged teaching methodology including Sensory Perception, Cypher Group Discussion, and Spaced Repetition.
1. Sensory Perception. Utilizing Hands on experiences and working with multiple intelligence- with audio-visual aids to assist scholars with reading and/or learning disabilities or who are marginally literate.
2. Cypher Group Discussion: each participant is allotted time using the “talking stick” to comment without interruption; group members may comment on what was previously said or offer new subjects for discussion.
3. Spaced Repetition: Lessons are presented up to three times to ensure comprehension and maximum retention of the principles of success, focus, determination, and responsibility.
A trained Amen Ankh staff member guides each class and encourages honest expression in the interpretation and application of the curriculum. The class size shall be approximately 15 to 20 students per facilitator. At the completion of each training session, the graduates are recognized by a ceremony honoring their work in front of their family and friends.
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