Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $10,000
Located in Minneapolis. Morning Glory Montessori is an all-boys, Afrocentric, Christian, Montessori school for 3 years-3rd grade. MGM provides a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment that affirms, inspires, and supports Black boys to develop freely, excel academically, and become who God designed them to be.
Grant supports the establishment of Morning Glory Montessori preschool. The school will prioritize young African American boys, who face major challenges of discrimination in both early childhood programs and later in the K-12 system. It will serve initially 10 children when it opens in fall 2022, with an Afrocentric curriculum grounded in Christian liberation theology. In the meantime, they are working on curriculum and community outreach.