Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Bronx)




Mott Haven Academy Charter School has participated in both our KidsRead-Meet the Author events series, and in our Books for NYC Schools book donation program. Two third grade classes from Mott Haven came to the center to meet R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder. Palacio read from the book, discussed what it's like to be a writer, and answered student questions. We believe that exposing students to intimate experiences with authors heightenes interest in reading, and encourages students to consider writing as a pursuit and a career. As part of the event, students received free copies of Wonder.



About Mott Haven Academy:


Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) opened its doors in the Fall of 2008 in the South Bronx with a rigorous academic program and a highly structured and supportive school culture. While Haven Academy is comprised of students from many backgrounds, it is uniquely designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently in the foster care and child welfare system. To meet the needs of our community, the school design includes a close partnership with one of the city's largest social service agencies, The New York Foundling. By co-locating the school and family support services, Haven Academy distinctly provides students and families a seamless continuum of care to maximize success. Our students learn that challenging life circumstances provide opportunities to learn, grow, and persevere.



Watch a slideshow of Mott Haven students with R. J. Palacio at The Center!




Read a letter of appreciation from those at Mott Haven Academy:


On behalf of our scholars at Haven Academy which The New York Foundling sponsors, I want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for hosting a magical Meet & Greet the author of "Wonder," R. J. Palacio for our two third grade classes. I also want to thank you for arranging to have the publisher send to each of the scholars a copy of the book.


Thank you again for your support. Together we will light the future paths for our community's most vulnerable children and families.