Class of 2015 Graduate Retreat

The eighth graders at Alain Locke spent the day preparing for their upcoming transition to high school. They started the morning off with a grad-to-grad networking breakfast, followed by the much anticipated announcement of the valedictorian and salutatorian. Students created posters and rapped about the character traits, learning strategies, and habits needed to be successful in high school. They had fun incorporating African music and dance into a lesson that focused on defining knowledge and designing their destiny. With activities focusing on character development, academic mindset, and chasing great goals, the Class of 2015 spent the day preparing for the future. Eighth graders ended the retreat taking a special trip down memory lane to remember where it all started.

A special thank you to Educational Endeavors, Ignite One, I Am Inspiration, and Youth Guidance (B.A.M. and W.O.W.) for their dedication to the Alain Locke students.


Valedictorian & Salutatorian

The Alain Locke Class of 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian were just announced. Congratulations to Kiera McNeary, Valedictorian and Destiny Chapman, Salutatorian. All of our eighth graders are dedicated to their education, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.

Amazing Race

Eighth graders at Alain Locke Charter School have been busy participating in many events to prepare them for their upcoming high school transition. Throughout the year, Future Founders Foundation has implemented a highly interactive college and career readiness curriculum, “Pathways to Careers,” to expose students to new careers through project-based learning. Students have participated in activities led by Chicago professionals to develop and strengthen their teamwork, marketing, technology, and networking skills. These hands-on lessons have given them the opportunity to explore new careers and develop skills that help them succeed in college and the workforce.

As a culminating activity, Future Founders Connect invited middle school students across Chicago to compete in the “Amazing Race” entrepreneurship challenge. This event took place last Friday at Motorola Mobility with over 150 volunteers, educators, and students. Ten Alain Locke students completed various activities that showcased their professional and personal skills to earn prizes and bragging rights.

Alain Locke is so grateful for the opportunity for our scholars to demonstrate their talents and skills while becoming globally competitive.

Amazing Race April 2015