Middle school football is exciting, but injuries can ruin the season and even change your life. Meet some of the Unis Middle School football players and a man in Texas who is helping high school athletes who get spinal cord injuries.
The movie Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football showed people how Muslims balance their religion and normal American lives and pursuits as the players dealt with the need to fast and practice during the hottest month of the year.
Unis School serves grades K-8 in the Dearborn Public School District. The school principal is Heyam Alcodray. These are its beliefs about education:
A student's highest potential includes improvements academically, artistically, emotionally and socially.
Student achievement requires a cooperative effort among parents, teachers and the community to provide encouragement and reinforce core values.
Good instruction is assessment-driven, outcomes-based, active, and engaging.
Effective instruction touches the world of each student providing for different learning styles and needs.
Education is a life-long process that prepares students to be successful, contributing citizens in a changing world.
This is one of three demonstration projects of AAJA's Executive Leadership Program. The others involve Chicago's ethnic media and a mobile news site in New York City's Chinatown. The Dearborn project is led by Emilia Askari and Joe Grimm.