This Black History Month is like none other. To mark the observance, African Ancestry, Educators & Identity Experts launch Ancestry Education Project to promote science education, achievement motivation and positive psychological development among the nation's young people.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 3, 2009 -- African Ancestry, Inc., the DC-based company that pioneered DNA-driven ancestry tracing for people of African descent in the U.S, inspires students with the launch of its "Ancestry Education Project" during this monumental Black History Month. With DC Public School Walker Jones Education Campus as its first beneficiary, the pilot program employs interdisciplinary learning modules such as ancestry DNA tracing, life sciences and world geography and identity development -- in a classroom setting. Slated to expand to other markets later this year, the goal of Ancestry Education Project is to promote science education, achievement motivation and positive psychological development among the nation's young people.
"This Black History Month is like none other as this year we will all awaken on February 1 to an African-American president for the first time in history," said Gina Paige, president & co-founder of African Ancestry, Inc. "We are making it possible for African American students to take part in a deeper, more meaningful way that we hope will stimulate greatness every day of the year."
Headed by Principal Dr. Jeffrey Grant, Walker Jones educates students grades PK-8. In early January, seventh graders took part in the first of three components of the program by taking the ancestry-tracing test in the school's science lab. The activities continue throughout February where Life Sciences teacher Matrice Johnson and World History teacher Giovonne Scarboro will employ curricula on African geography, DNA and ancestry tracing. Ancestry
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