The Iowa Department of Education wrote an article on our ESL team student leader, Stephen Wonbenyakeh. Read the article below or at the department's website. Stephen Wonbenyakeh possesses the clear-eyed gaze of someone who has experienced adversity and overcome it. When he speaks, he seems wiser than his 20 years of age would suggest.
Now a graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Stephen is a keynote speaker at the 2016 Our Kids Summer Institute and is sharing hi
WAUKEE, Iowa — Immigration's impact in Iowa can often be felt in the classroom. A new breakdown of enrollment shows enrollment of Hispanic and Asian students is skyrocketing.
The Iowa Student Learning Institute is revolutionizing those student communities by doing something that's done everyday - listening.
Reporter Steffi Lee explains in this week's Voices of Diversity report.
Originally posted on cbs2iowa.com.
"Education is an ornament in prosperity and refuge in adversity." -Aristotle Over spring break, I flew to a whole new world on a mission trip with a student founded organization, Project Build. Right out of the plane, I could tell El Salvador was a much different place than my safety net of Iowa. As a country, there are still many signs of turmoil and corrupt government lingering from a civil war that ended years ago.
Such loss and tragedy is deep rooted and still in the h
Stephen Wonbenyakeh and a team of students shared with advisories all school year on a weekly basis about the importance of ESL students in their school.
Below, Stephen outlines the movement, his goals, and what a normal session looked like when they met with students in advisory. About this Movement
This is an initiative that I thought about a long time ago, when I was still an ESL student. I have learned over the past two years that ESL (students) was the most isolated d