To enhance the educational experience of underserved and at-risk youth by creating educational initiatives, aimed toward academic success, which encourage and motivate them to achieve their fullest potential.
To promote and create educational reform in the United States so that every child is motivated to learn and succeed regardless of their social, cultural or economic background.
FMC believes that enhancing the educational experience, either within the classroom setting, or through less formal settings with unconventional methods, can contribute greatly to improving social conditions within our communities through a quality education for all.
FMC believes to truly reform Americas public education system, it is vital that we integrate changes based on the students perspective.
FMC believes that once students make a psychological investment in learning, they will take pride in their accomplishments, better understand the materials, and want to incorporate the lessons learned into their daily lives.
Based on these beliefs, FMC has created and implemented innovative programs, with student input, designed to reform traditional teaching methods to help make learning more interactive, engaging and stimulating.
The National Enlightenment Walk for Education Reform in America (NEW ERA) marks the beginning of American Education Week, Nov. 13 19, in an effort to bring awareness and create a sense of urgency for change in Americas education system.
The first-ever 2 to 3-mile walk of its kind, NEW ERA encourages and celebrates a new era in American education, spotlights the importance of providing every child with a quality education, and honors education innovators.
In response to President Obamas call to action, we must walk for a better tomorrow. The first annual NEW ERA will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2011, through downtown Washington, ending on the historic grounds of the National Mall.
Organized by the Free My City Council, an education-based non-profit organization, and funded by sponsors and donors, the NEW ERA, led primarily by students, educators and supporters, will motivate youth to learn and provide education benefits, but also make a national statement about the need for education reform in America.
The NEW ERA will incorporate four key elements:
•an engaging environment full of mentors and positive public figures for children to consult, learn from, aspire to be, and ;
•a positive message to inspire success and ambition;
•motivational activities that capture kids imagination, and inspire them to want to learn; and
•a way to engage families and community members in education development.