AAP Students Partner with Senior Citizens

Adult Academic Students Thankful for Partnership with Senior Residents
Posted on 11/20/2018
An Adult Academic Student Pictured with Resident of Covenant Village
The Robbinsdale Area Schools' Adult Academic Program (AAP) enjoys a cooperative partnership with Covenant Village of Golden Valley. AAP students visit on a regular basis to talk with senior residents about life, family, work, travel and more. The partnership is thanks to a grant which allows AAP English Language (EL) students to learn from senior residents about U.S. history, civics, family life and career opportunities while improving their English Language skills.

Recently, AAP students took their first trip of the school year to Covenant Village. During the visit, Level 2 Academic Skills students interviewed the residents about memorable life moments, historical events, and advice they would share with younger generations. The visit was an extension of the students' classroom lessons on biographies and historical timelines.

On another recent trip, AAP students, young and old, warmed the hearts of residents through presentations. AAP teachers, Barbara and Donna, brought their students to share the morning with residents. Donna's preschool students started the visit off by singing happy songs to residents - many of whom joined in! Next, the children and residents drew pictures for each other. Finally, Barbara's EL students shared presentations about their home countries and cultures. In groups, the adult students represented the countries of Mexico, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Afghanistan, Somalia, Poland, Russia and Belarus.

One resident said, "I always look forward to the students' visits. I learn so much!" Sharing between students and residents contributes to a stronger sense of community for everyone involved!

AAP Students at Covenant Village

AAP Students at Covenant Village