All-Girls Charter School with STEAM and Latin Classes Proposed for Bed-Stuy

All-Girls Charter School with STEAM and Latin Classes Proposed for Bed-Stuy

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — The former assistant principal of two downtown Brooklyn schools is teaming up with a longtime colleague and social worker in hopes of empowering young teens through a new all-girls charter school.
 

Educator Nicia Fullwood and Children’s Aid Society social worker Shannon Riley are applying to open the Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy Charter High School, or BELA, in Bed-Stuy in fall 2017.

The pair’s years of advising and counseling girls through CAS’ Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program led them on a journey to fulfill a need in the neighborhood in which they hope to inspire and lead young women to make an impact in their communities, they said.