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Episode 62 | Titilayo Bediako

screen-shot-2012-08-02-at-12-39-56-pmWE WIN Institute, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children. WE WIN is helping children create achievements that are having the greatest difficulties being successful in school and in life. WE WIN’s programs are tailored to instill pride, confidence, academic as well as social skills in children by giving them knowledge and experiences, which honor and celebrate their cultural roots. We emphasize African history and culture, to create pride for children of African descent, yet; we celebrate and welcome children of all cultures into our programs.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAhfAAAAJGMxNDc5YjMyLWZmZjItNGQwNS05ZGJkLWVlNGYxOGU2NGUzMQWE WIN was founded in fall 1995 by Titilayo Bediako, a teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools.  WE WIN began with one program and 25 children, and has grown to five programs.  As of 2006, WE WIN has served over 4000 children. WE WIN has developed cooperative relationships with many organizations in all communities that it serves. Programs have achieved such positive results with children, that new communities and schools request them each year. Ms. Bediako received the 2002 National Education Association’s Trensholm Award, which is awarded to only two educators in the United States in recognition of her educational innovations and dedication to at-risk youth.

WE WIN works to influence children’s basic value systems and attitudes, giving them a base of knowledge in core subjects, and helping them develop the skills they need to grow into successful, responsible adults. The programs offer needed adult guidance and mentoring, and provides product
ive, meaningful activities during times when many of our participating children would normally be unsupervised.

African American Mobilization for Education (AAME)

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The African American Mobilization Project is a joint project of WE WIN Institute and the YWCA of Minneapolis that is about empowerment and mobilization in the African American community. Focusing initially on the Minneapolis area, the project will work to create educational policies that are more supportive of African American youth and families. In this sense, we hope to return some of the educational decision-making power to where it belongs – in the hands of African American community. These are our children. We need to have a more powerful voice in their education.

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WE WIN Institute Inc.

3805 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone: 612-721-2364
Fax: 612-871-1614
Email: titi@we-win.org

 

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