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Through engaging lessons, interactive projects and visual arts, SHARP Literacy helps urban children identify as confident, capable learners.

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SHARP allows students to look not only at themselves, but others.
My students not only improve their reading and writing skills, they also become more confident learners.
While SHARP’s impact is often felt by students who are struggling, it also fits the needs of high achievers.
The SHARP Literacy program not only has the needed content, but also fun ways of approaching these concepts!
I’m indebted to SHARP because not only do you grow my students but you’ve grown me as an educator.
Our students learned so much about their community and have a profound new appreciation for Milwaukee.

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Photos from SHARP Literacy's post K4 students at Blessed Sacrament practice See-Wonder-Connect with a Charley Harper art image and practice Draw to Learn in their workshop about Animals and their shelters.
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Episode 52: Sharp Literacy Our CEO Lynda Kohler talked with Carol Caine of CW18 Milwaukee about SHARP's partnership with Carroll University Men's Basketball and our Reading with the Pios program. Take a listen!
Lynda Kohler, President and CEO of Sharp Literacy and Carroll University Head Basketball Coach Paul Combs stopped by to talk about Sharp Literacy and how it is helping the youth of today. Listen abou
Herb Kohl Philanthropies flash-funds Wisconsin teachers' projects on DonorsChoose - Milwaukee Business Journal Thank you to Herb Kohl Philanthropies for supporting our educators and encouraging creativity in the classroom. We've seen firsthand just how much Wisconsin teachers do for their students!
To send a message of “we love teachers,” Herb Kohl’s philanthropic foundation gave $507,000 on Valentine’s Day to flash-fund 924 projects.
Photos from SHARP Literacy's post Last week some Marquette Men's Basketball players visited students Messmer St. Rose as a part of our Reading with the Golden Eagles program!

What's the best part of these classroom visits?
"It’s a chance to come in as role models and give the kids a voice to listen to that's not their teacher, a voice that’s telling them how important education is. It gives it more meaning.” - Matt Heldt

Messmer Catholic Schools
Steve Wojciechowski
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SHARP’s program positively impacts a diverse student population.