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Mychal Wynn to Address BCHF All Schools Meeting

BCHF is pleased to announce that famed author and educator Mychal Wynn will serve as keynote speaker for Buckeye Community Hope Foundation's "All Schools" Meeting on September 21, 2016.

Mr. Wynn is the author of 28 books, among these The Eagles who Thought They were Chickens and Teaching, Parenting, and Mentoring Successful Black Males. He is the CEO of the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity. Mr. Wynn has received international acclaim for his work in assisting schools in becoming "Conversational Communities" that close achievement gaps and inspire students from poverty backgrounds to higher levels of learning.

Registration for the event is now open to Sponsored Schools by contacting Anita McCarty at amccarty@buckeyehope.org.

Writing every day in every class

"Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers." - Ray Bradbury

Writing is thinking. Writing is learning. Writing is argument. Writing is everything. This year, in the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation's Writing Challenge, student writers discovered that writing is thinking, learning, arguing and everything. Over 400 students in 45 buildings participated in this year's writing challenge.

Elementary students read The Buzz on Bees and responded to this non-fiction work about bees and their place in the ecosystem of the earth. Middle school students read Chew on This, a non-fiction text about the production of food. High school students read a series of articles about whether or not a college education is worth the money. Each school selected a winning essay from each grade band for submission to BCHF. A team of five readers read those essays and scored them on a rubric. Each essay was read a minimum of two times and scores combined to identify the winners.

Congratulations to the following students who are this year's Writing Challenge winners. Student winners were awarded with trophies; rewards were also given for schools and teachers.


3rd Grade: Elvira Iskandar - Horizon Science Academy Dayton Downtown

4th Grade: Cabdullaahi Nuur, Kofi Ocran - Horizon Science Academy Elementary

5th Grade: Danely Caraballo, Aleanna Britton, Charity Jones - Lincoln Park Academy

6th Grade: EliJah Berindoave - Buckeye Preparatory Academy

7th Grade: Alisha Powell - Winton Preparatory Academy

8th Grade: Lacey Yacketta - Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Middle


Danely Caraballo, Aleanna Britton, Charity Jones - Lincoln Park Academy


Lacey Yacketta - Constellation Schools: Puritas Community Middle School


Anvar Akhmedov - Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School

Students achieve international success!

Two students representing the Horizon Science Academy Columbus Elementary Robotics Team recently participated in the sumo robotics competition held at the International Robotics Competition, Infomatrix 2016 in Bucharest, Romania.

Infomatrix is an International Informatics Project Competition aimed at encouraging young people to apply their imagination, passion and creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world today.

Congratulations to the school, its robotics team and the competitors who brought home two medals: silver and bronze!

Charter School Application for 17-18SY

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Buckeye Community Hope Foundation as your potential charter school Authorizer.

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation hosted a new school applicant webinar on Friday, May 20th to review the RFP for schools wishing to open for the 2017-2018SY.

Below you will find links to the following:

Recorded Application Webinar (Right Click 'Save Link As' to Download video file)

New School Application for the 2017-2018SY - Please refer to the Submission Timeline

Application Evaluation Rubric

Sample BCHF Contract

Sample BCHF Contract with Exhibits

New School Considerations

Forms for IRN and Initiating Payments

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Robison, Associate Director, at jrobison@buckeyehope.org  or sponsorship@buckeyehope.org  or call (614) 942-2002.

If you are an existing school in Ohio and are seeking to change from your current Authorizer (Sponsor), please contact Jennifer Robison at jrobison@buckeyehope.org or call (614) 942-2002.

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